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Just how dangerous is the everyday workplace? What can be done to mitigate risks and avoid hazards? And what trade-offs have to be made between the competing demands of safety, efficiency and wider social responsibility? This album looks at three very different case studies - farming, food manufacturing and urban redevelopment - and explores the varying approaches to risk management within each different sphere. It includes a visit to Fox's Biscuits and Brooksby Agricultural College in the UK and the city of Pittsburgh in the USA, and includes interviews with participants, academics and professional experts. The material forms part of The Open University course T835, Integrated health, safety and environmental management.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Integrated health, safety and environmental management

A brief introduction to this album.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Integrated health, safety and environmental management    A brief introduction to this album. Play now Integrated health, safety and environmental management
2 Risk and biscuit manufacture    Fox's biscuit factory might not seem a terribly dangerous place, but in fact there are many risks involved with biscuit manufacture, and Fox's have evolved a stringent and complex health and safety policy. Play now Risk and biscuit manufacture
3 Minimising risk    How Fox's have created a strong safety culture in all areas of their operations, so that workers, consumers and local people are not exposed to needless risks. Play now Minimising risk
4 Risk and redevelopment    Exploring the risks associated with redeveloping a huge Brownfield site in Pittsburgh, where the town's steel-making plants used to be. Play now Risk and redevelopment
5 Informed decisions on risk    How academics, citizens and professionals came together in Pittsburg to review the history of the huge site, and make informed decisions on the various risk factors involved. Play now Informed decisions on risk
6 Risk and farming    Farming has always been a high risk industry, Farms are potentially dangerous environments which require complex risk management. Play now Risk and farming
7 Farm risk survey 1    Judy Howells, a surveyor who works for the National Farmers' Union's insurance department, begins a risk survey of Brooksby Agricultural College. Play now Farm risk survey 1
8 Farm risk survey 2    Judy Howell continues her survey. Play now Farm risk survey 2
9 Risk and farm machinery    An annual event where enthusiasts come to see historic farming machinery in use. Though fascinating, the machines are clearly much more dangerous than modern equipment. Play now Risk and farm machinery
10 Farming: living with risk    Participants in the Working Weekend show off their machinery and reflect on how hazards and dangers used to be ignored in the past. Play now Farming: living with risk

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