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Our resources offer everything from clear, accessible introductions to subjects, to full coverage of specific issues.

You'll find resources on health and safety management, environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and more. So whether you're a health and safety professional, director, manager or student, we've a resource to help you.

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  • Health and Safety in a Changing World

    Edited by Robert Dingwall and Shelley Frost
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    Health and Safety in a Changing World (2017, Routledge) is the result of a major five-year research programme funded by IOSH.

    • Price: £34.99
    • IOSH book 164 pages
    • ISBN: 978-1-13-822521-3
  • Ergonomics in action: a practical guide for the workplace 

    by Céline McKeown
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    Ergonomics is the discipline that focuses on people and their environment. Within that environment, ergonomics looks at the work that people perform, the equipment and tools they use, the conditions in which they work and the psychosocial aspects of their workplace. The aim of ergonomics is to improve the ‘fit’ between people and the environment in which they work.

    • Price: £30
    • IOSH book 256 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 47 2
  • Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world

    by David Eves
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    This book, illustrated in colour throughout, looks at over 90 accidents, incidents and safety failures from the last 200 years. Some, like Aberfan, Chernobyl and Hillsborough, are so famous that they are known simply by a single place name. Others have now faded from the public consciousness but still have important lessons for us today.

    • Price: £30
    • IOSH book 256 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 46 5
  • Be the best: how to become a world class health and safety professional

    by Richard Byrne
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    This isn’t a typical health and safety book. It won’t tell you why you should manage health and safety, or even what you should be managing – there are plenty of other books that do that.

    • Price: £30
    • IOSH book 106 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 46 5
  • Principles of health and safety at work: 8th edition

    by Allan St John Holt and edited by Jim Allen
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    First published in 1991, Principles of health and safety at work remains a bestselling reference handbook for those studying, lecturing and practising health and safety at work. Originally written by the late safety expert Allan St John Holt, this new edition has been comprehensively revised and updated by Allan’s colleague, Jim Allen.

    • Price: £30
    • IOSH book 356 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 43 4
  • Do the right thing – the practical, jargon-free guide to corporate social responsibility

    by Stephen Asbury and Richard Ball
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    'Corporate social responsibility' has been around as a recognised discipline for decades – but how many people really understand what it's all about, and how it can benefit their business?

    • Price: £15
    • IOSH book 144 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 42 7
  • Health and safety: risk management

    by Dr Tony Boyle
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    The assessment and management of risk is a challenging part of today's dynamic business world. Widely recognised as the most readable text on the subject, Health and safety: risk management is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to meet that challenge.

    • Price: £57
    • IOSH book 556 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 41 0
  • Supporting health at work: international perspectives on occupational health services

    by Peter Westerholm and David Walters
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    Originally published as a supplement to our academic journal, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, this timely volume focuses on how a range of EU member states tackle work health issues, the problems they face, and what they're doing to improve things for the future.

    Order your copy by calling our customer support team on +44(0)116 257 3192.

    • Price: £35
    • IOSH book 190 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0901357 39 7
  • Questioning performance: the director's essential guide to health, safety and the environment

    by David Eves and Rt Hon John Gummer
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    Questioning performance uses plain language and real examples to guide directors and senior managers through the complex field of health, safety and environmental management in a straightforward way.

    • Price: £35
    • IOSH book 324 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 37 3
  • Essentials of environmental management

    by Paul Hyde and Paul Reeve
    Essentials of environmental management

    Essentials of environmental management provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of environmental issues. Clearly structured and illustrated, the book explains why and how organisations should manage their environmental interactions at both strategic and operational levels.

    • Price: £30
    • IOSH book 312 pages
    • ISBN: 978 0 901357 48 9