Safe Design and Construction of Machinery: Regulation, Practice and Performance – eBook


  • Author: Elizabeth Bluff
  • File Size: 3.5 MB
  • Format: ePub (converted PDF available on request)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication Date: March 2, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472450779
  • ISBN-13: 9781472450777


The origin of this ebook, Safe Design and Construction of Machinery: Regulation, Practice and Performance (ePub/PDF) is the compelling evidence that a high proportion of machinery-related injuries and deaths are attributable to serious and genuine risks originating within machine construction and design. This trend continues despite significant legal obligations, notably the European regulatory regime giving effect to the Machinery Directive (among others), and a substantial body of specialist knowledge originating in the disciplines of human factors and safety engineering.

Grounded in empirical research with machinery manufacturers, Safe Design and Construction of Machinery aims to elucidate the processes and factors shaping companies’ performance for machinery safety, and considers their compatibility with legal obligations. Through a unique blending of rich empirical data coupled with human factors, safety, socio-legal, and learning scholarship, the ebook provides both a nuanced account of firms’ performance for machinery safety and makes theoretical and conceptual contributions to understanding and explaining their performance. Specifically, the ebook elucidates the role of knowledge and motivational factors – and how these are constituted – in shaping a company’s performance. It reveals the multiple non-state and state influences that create plural responses among manufacturing firms, which typically operate in supply chains and networks, and often worldwide. These insights provide the foundations to enhance the regulatory design, and the ebook’s conclusion recommends some innovative directions for regulatory interventions to sustain the safe design and construction of machinery.

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NOTE: This sale only includes the eBook Safe Design and Construction of Machinery: Regulation, Practice, and Performance in original ePub format. A converted PDF is also available on request. No access codes included.