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dc.contributor.editorHayes, Jan
dc.contributor.editorTillement, Stéphanie
dc.description.abstractThis open access book examines the increase in outsourcing, contracting and subcontracting as ways of organising work. It explores the impact of these employment arrangements on public safety, particularly when they are linked to complex supply networks in a range of engineering industries including oil and gas, nuclear power and aviation. The brief provides practical recommendations on how best to manage arrangements that target short-term profitability and also maintain excellence in long-term safety outcomes. The brief is a source of advice for organisations on how to maximise the benefits and minimise long-term system reliability issues that can be introduced by contracting and outsourcing, rather than assuming it to be a wholly negative or positive practice. Contracting and Safety comprises qualitative, empirical studies focusing on high-reliability organisation. As such, this brief provides a rich picture of the experience of working in complex supply chains. It will be of interest to researchers in industrial safety, as well as safety professionals and project managers within engineering industries.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology; SpringerBriefs in Safety Management
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TG Mechanical engineering & materials::TGP Production engineering::TGPR Reliability engineering
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBL Sociology: work & labour
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KJ Business & management::KJM Management & management techniques::KJMV Management of specific areas::KJMV8 Purchasing & supply management
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCD Economics of industrial organisation
dc.subject.otherRisk Governance
dc.subject.otherContracting Safety
dc.subject.otherSupply Chain Management
dc.subject.otherSafety Regulation
dc.subject.otherContractor Safety
dc.subject.otherSafety in Outsourcing
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.titleContracting and Safety
dc.title.alternativeExploring Outsourcing Practices in High-Hazard Industries
oapen.imprintSpringer International Publishing
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