Below are details about books I have written, looking at various health and safety issues. I have included links so that you can buy copies, but if you have any issues finding the books, please email me a

Management Obligations for Health and Safety 

K12915 CoverDiscussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have of managers, Management Obligations for Health and Safety examines the relationship between those expectations and effective safety performance. The book looks at safety management from the perspective of management obligations. What expectations are placed on managers at all levels of an organization to ensure that the workplace and systems of work are safe, and how are these expectations considered and analyzed by courts and public inquiries? As importantly, the book explores how management actions in relation to these obligations and expectations influence, positively or negatively, the safety performance of an organization. With examples drawn from legal and quasi-legal processes, one of the more enlightening and thought-provoking features of this book is the extensive use of cross examination taken from various proceedings.

Available through CRC Press

Contractor Safety Management

Contractor safety management bookContractor Safety Management explores how the contracting–principal relationship can influence safety outcomes and how a principal’s role in “overseeing” the safety performance of its contractors is different from managing safety in its own organization. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines including legal, health and safety management, operational, and contract and procurement management. The editor and chapter authors examine real-life cases, the issues that they present, and the way that safety management was handled.


Available through CRC Press

Risky Conversations: The Law, Social Psychology and Risk

Risky-Conversations-ThumbnailThe point of “Risky Conversations” is indeed to conversations. Multiple perspectives on difficult, risky issues, need to be invited, they need to be celebrated. If we are in a position of decision-maker, we should resist the temptation to seek consensus prematurely. We need to avoid trying to reduce view points to one another.  Multiple perspectives, which can contradict each other and perhaps sometimes partially overlap, is what we need to make sense of our complex, nondeterministic world. As you get into this book, you are invited to join in the conversation, and at your own experiences and perspectives!

From the forward by Professor Sidney Dekker

  Available from the author or through Human Dymensions