local_shipping Spend over €10 for free home delivery (Excludes School Books)  place2 Hour Click & Collect Service Now Available

Waiting to happen

by Lorne J Tepperman | 15 December 2015
Category: Medical Academic
Synopsis
The study of unexpected injuries widely known as accidents provides some fascinating insights into human nature: it seems we have multiple strategies for depicting these events as unavoidable, inevitable, acceptable, normal, and even at times mysterious and unfathomable. However, a careful look at health, safety, and injury prevention research tells a very different story. Casting an experienced sociological eye on the circumstances surrounding unexpected injuries, Lorne Tepperman and Nicole Meredith consider the social causes and consequences of injuries that can and should have been averted. Under what circumstances do these injuries most often take place and, a more complex question, among what types of people? Tepperman and Meredith turn to the numbers, including the estimated financial costs of unexpected injuries and the top three causes of these injuries worldwide. They go on to review the evolution of interdisciplinary research on accidents, considering, among other pressing questions, whether there is such a thing as an accident-prone personality. Some surprising insights follow, including the manipulation of the concept of accident-proneness to target specific groups in the workplace. Informing many of these discussions is Merediths experience with the various injuries that remain common among elite ballet dancers, ranging from the mundane and expected, to the career altering. Chapters consider the most common contexts or hot spots for accidents: in the home, during leisure activities, at work, and on the road. Later chapters consider the factors that keep some people safe from unexpected injury, as well as those variables that heighten risk. And, finally, how do we best address the human circumstances that lead to accidents? There are many highly effective solutions, some of them surprisingly simple. This eye-opening look at a problem that is both significant and poorly understood reveals that we all have an interest in averting unexpected injuries and deaths, and that task involves a change in perspective, careful research, and effective policy implementation.
€18.19
54 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Synopsis
The study of unexpected injuries widely known as accidents provides some fascinating insights into human nature: it seems we have multiple strategies for depicting these events as unavoidable, inevitable, acceptable, normal, and even at times mysterious and unfathomable. However, a careful look at health, safety, and injury prevention research tells a very different story. Casting an experienced sociological eye on the circumstances surrounding unexpected injuries, Lorne Tepperman and Nicole Meredith consider the social causes and consequences of injuries that can and should have been averted. Under what circumstances do these injuries most often take place and, a more complex question, among what types of people? Tepperman and Meredith turn to the numbers, including the estimated financial costs of unexpected injuries and the top three causes of these injuries worldwide. They go on to review the evolution of interdisciplinary research on accidents, considering, among other pressing questions, whether there is such a thing as an accident-prone personality. Some surprising insights follow, including the manipulation of the concept of accident-proneness to target specific groups in the workplace. Informing many of these discussions is Merediths experience with the various injuries that remain common among elite ballet dancers, ranging from the mundane and expected, to the career altering. Chapters consider the most common contexts or hot spots for accidents: in the home, during leisure activities, at work, and on the road. Later chapters consider the factors that keep some people safe from unexpected injury, as well as those variables that heighten risk. And, finally, how do we best address the human circumstances that lead to accidents? There are many highly effective solutions, some of them surprisingly simple. This eye-opening look at a problem that is both significant and poorly understood reveals that we all have an interest in averting unexpected injuries and deaths, and that task involves a change in perspective, careful research, and effective policy implementation.
€18.19
54 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780199012060
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 15/12/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Popular Sociology, All, Books, Education, Medical Academic
No. of Pages - 232
Weight - 296
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

Delivery And Returns

Please Note: Items in our extended range may take longer to deliver. Delivery in 5-7 Days

Place an order for over €10 to receive free delivery to anywhere in Ireland and the UK! See our Delivery Charges section below for a full breakdown of shipping costs for all destinations.

Delivery Charges

  Ireland & UK* Europe & USA Australia & Canada Rest of World
Under €10 €3.80 €10 €15 €25
Over €10
Free €10 €15 €25

*Free delivery on all orders over €10 - only applies to order total.

All orders will be delivered by An Post.