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Using HPWP to drive towards growth: the impact of occupational health and safety leadership

Ogbonnaya, Chidiebere and Daniels, Kevin and Tregaskis, Olga and van Veldhoven, Marc (2013) Using HPWP to drive towards growth: the impact of occupational health and safety leadership. In: How Can HR Drive Growth? New Horizons in Management . Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78100-225-4. (doi:10.4337/9781781002261.00017) (KAR id:97541)


In recent years, investigations into several major industrial accidents, for example the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Chernobyl disaster, and the King’s Cross fire, have prompted a growing concern among scholars to derive new models and approaches to the management of occupational risks to health and safety (Nunez and Villanueva, 2011; O’Dea and Flin, 2003). Occupational accidents and injuries are generally known to provoke a broad range of negative consequences on the performance of an organization. They can cause significant losses to an organization’s human capital, generate huge costs due to losses in labour productivity, damage workplace equipment and decrease the organization’s corporate reputation (O’Dea and Flin, 2003; Fernández-Muñiz et al., 2007; Ring, 2011). Moreover, unsafe working conditions may undermine employees’ commitment to the organization, increase the likelihood for workplace conflicts and stifle the organization’s potential for growth and competitiveness (Fernández-Muñiz et al., 2009). As a result, occupational health and safety (OHS) matters are given high priority among scholars, managers and regulators.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4337/9781781002261.00017
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Chidi Ogbonnaya
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2022 21:25 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 09:51 UTC
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