Workplace Health & Safety Books
1. Health Promotion In The Workplace by Michael P. O’Donnell, Thomson Delmar Learning
This comprehensive academic text covers the importance of health promotion programs; the process of designing, managing and evaluating programs; the positive effects such programs can have on employees and the workplace; the physical and emotional services these programs can offer; and major issues, such as factors affecting older workers and retirees and the emerging global perspective, impacting the health promotion field. Ideal as a text for students in undergraduate and graduate level health promotion programs or as a reference for managers and consultants in the health promotion and/or human resource fields. Includes chapters on fitness, nutrition, tobacco control and cessation, stress management, medical self care, and social/spiritual health. .
2. Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace: A Handbook for Organizations and Clinicians by Jeffrey P. Kahn, Alan M. Langlieb, Hardcover, Jossey-Bass
A comprehensive and practical guide to identifying, understanding, preventing, and resolving individual and organizational mental health problems in the workplace. This edition represents the most current thinking in the field and contains contributions from an expert panel of organizational and occupational psychiatrists. The book focuses on problems that start “at the top” (executive dysfunction) as well as on the effects of organizational structure, office politics, chronic change, downsizing and employment uncertainty, office wide emotional crises, and aspects of organizational development. In addition, this helpful resource includes information about such basic issues as anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and psychosis.
3. Managing Health at Work: A Guide for Managers and Workplace Health Specialists, by Carol Wilkinson, Hardcover, Publisher: E & FN Spon
Reviewing recent developments in the field of workplace health from a practical point of view, this book provides essential guidance in managing health at work, and gives specific examples of good practice.
4. Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace, by Jay C. Thomas, Hardcover, SAGE Publications
Explores how psychological disorders impact the ability to work and recommends treatments and their likely side effects. It is designed to give the mental health clinician, I/O psychologist, and human resources manager the information they need to determine the employee’s fitness for work and what, if any, accommodations may be needed. Graduate students and professors in psychology and management will also find this a valuable reference.
5. Protecting Youth at Work: Health, Safety, and Development of Working Children and Adolescents in the United States, by Committee on the Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor, Hardcover, National Academies Press
Takes a look at what is known about work done by children and adolescents and the effects of that work on their physical and emotional health and social functioning. Discusses special issues for minority and disadvantaged youth, young workers in agriculture, and children who work in family-owned businesses. For policy makers, teachers, legislators, and parents.
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