The loss control approach to industrial safety


Show simple item record Will, Marvin Lee en_ZA 2015-03-13T14:08:44Z 2015-03-13T14:08:44Z 1979 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Will, M. 1979. The loss control approach to industrial safety. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description Bibliography: p. 175-191. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Because industrial accident rates in many industrialized countries are apparently worsening, efforts are being made to devise new accident prevention techniques. One recent development is Loss Control, which involves a new management approach in which safety is incorporated in an integrated cost reduction programme to reduce all types of non-speculative risks incurred by the business. Shifting the appeal away from the traditional goal of preventing injuries, Loss Control attempts to lower accident rates through improved measures to raise productivity, and thus protect the safety of employees indirectly, by making the business more efficient. Since Loss Control emerged in the United States and Canada during the 1960's, it has been adopted by many firms in various countries throughout the world. Books and articles on the theory of Loss Control have challenged previous assumptions about the best ways to manage industrial safety, but unfortunately, no one has analyzed very carefully the advantages of the new approach over traditional methods, or published any detailed descriptions of specific firms to show how Loss Control has been implemented and what outcome it has actually had. The main objective here is to correct this deficiency, and evaluate Loss Control in both theory and practice. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Industrial Administration en_ZA
dc.title The loss control approach to industrial safety en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MIndAdmin en_ZA
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