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Integrated safety, health and environmental management: An introduction

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Life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst a disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders who can themselves influence the risks facing an organisation. Integrated management systems help ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are managed right across an organisation. An integral part of management systems is emergency preparedness – the management of emergencies and disasters.

This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Integrated safety, health and environmental management (T835) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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