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Managing Health, Safety and Well-Being

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

  • Aditya Jain
  • Stavroula Leka
  • Gerard I.J.M. Zwetsloot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 1-31
  3. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 33-65
  4. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 67-98
  5. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 99-138
  6. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 139-173
  7. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 175-220
  8. Aditya Jain, Stavroula Leka, Gerard I. J. M. Zwetsloot
    Pages 221-240

About this book

Introduction

To achieve sustainable progress in workplace and societal functioning and development, it is essential to align perspectives for the management of health, safety and well-being. Employers are responsible for providing every individual with a working environment that is safe and does not harm their physical or mental health. However, the current state of the art indicates that approaches used to promote health, safety and well-being have not had the anticipated results. At the level of the enterprise it is widely understood and accepted by all stakeholders that employers share the responsibility of promoting and managing the health of their workers. Evidence indicates that most employers put in place procedures and measures to manage workers’ health and create healthy workplaces to meet legal requirements, as a response to requests by employees, as a need to improve company image/reputation, and to improve productivity. This highlights that in addition to legal requirements, the key drivers for companies also include the ethical and business case. While much has been written about role of legislation and the business case for promoting health, safety and well-being, not much is known about the ‘ethical case’ for promoting employment and working conditions. In this context, this book examines the potential of the link between responsible and sustainable workplace practices, human rights and worker health, safety and well-being and explores how complementary approaches can be used to promote employment and working conditions and sustainability at the organizational level. It offers a framework for aligning different approaches and perspectives to the promotion of workers’ health, safety and well-being and provides recommendations for introducing such an approach at the enterprise level.

Keywords

Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility Employee Health and Well-Being Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Risk Management Sustainability Work and Human Rights

Authors and affiliations

  • Aditya Jain
    • 1
  • Stavroula Leka
    • 2
  • Gerard I.J.M. Zwetsloot
    • 3
  1. 1.Nottingham University Business School and Centre for Organizational Health and DevelopmentUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Organizational Health and DevelopmentUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Gerard Zwetsloot Research & ConsultancyAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1261-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1259-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1261-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-0497
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-0470
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