Actively Caring for People’s Safety
How to Cultivate a Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper Work Culture
This teaching/learning manual was designed to instruct and customize applications of research-based principles from psychological science relevant for cultivating a culture of interdependency in which people lookout for the safety and well-being of everyone in their workplace. The book is written by Professor Geller and his daughter, Krista Geller, who earned a Ph.D. in human development and a certificate in gerontology and spent many years helping her dad with his research and gaining experience that helped shape her education and career path. The target audience is the job-site worker, field engineer, superintendent, site manager, safety manager, and boots-on-the-ground wage worker.
This teaching/learning scholarship answers such practical questions: How can the human dynamics of occupational safety be effectively addressed? What works and what doesn’t work to increase the frequency of safety-related behavior and decrease occurrences of at-risk behavior? How do you get started and how do you maintain an effective injury-prevention process? How can you empower the engagement of all employees—from plant managers and supervisors to line workers—in the achievement and maintenance of an injury-free work culture?
E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech (VT), is co-founder and senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. For more than 50 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology at VT. He is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books, book chapters, magazine articles, and research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life on a large scale. Dr. Geller is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Association of Behavior Analysis International, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality Sciences.
Krista S. Geller, Ph.D., worked as a researcher at Virginia Tech’s Center for Applied Behavior Systems throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies at VT. She has traveled worldwide to assist in adapting the AC4P safety process to various cultures, languages, and work processes. Her mission is to inspire people to take the time to actively care for the safety of themselves and others. She is the President of the consulting and education/training firm—GellerAC4P, Inc.—co-founded and supported by her father, E. Scott Geller. Please visit www.ac4p.com.
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