Dan Petersen is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of modern workplace safety practices. His principles of coaching, motivating, technical accident investigation, and workplace inspection models for supervisors’ safety responsibilities align with today’s supervisory emphasis on collaboration rather than the old command and control directives.
This classic safety management text is as relevant today as ever, and this third edition of Petersen’s Safety Supervision updates Dan’s ideas for the new generation of safety professionals. The authors examined new sources, new information, and new research that in many ways validated Dan’s original approaches to safety supervision and edited where thoughts in the previous edition were no longer applicable. Terms have been updated to reflect current practices and inclusiveness. References have been extensively updated. And readers will find new appendices relating to the New View of safety and the ANSI/ASSP Z10.0 standard for OHS management systems.