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Book Reviews: New Approaches to Safety in Industry, by William G. Johnson. 110 pp. INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TECHNIQUES LTD. London. 1970. £2.50

Book Reviews: New Approaches to Safety in Industry, by William G. Johnson. 110 pp. INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TECHNIQUES LTD. London. 1970. £2.50

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Book ReviewsNew Approaches to Safety in Industry, by William G. Johnson. 110 pp. INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TECHNIQUES LTD. London. 1970. £2.50 SAGE Publications, Inc.1971DOI: 10.1177/146642407109100218 This new type of textbook, loose-leaf and duplicated, on new approaches to the old subject of safety in industry contains a great deal of excellent material. Compiled by William G. Johnson, it sets out to present new methods for obtaining higher standards of safety in industry particularly commensurate with sophisticated processes in industry of all types including those concerned with area, space, and atomic energy. It has a marked transatlantic flavour with accent on classification, brevity, underlining and listing. It concerns management policy and direction, line organization responsibility, safeguarding the work place, employee, and evaluates the role of the safety officer. The chapter on 'Accident Concepts', though only taking five pages, is comprehensive and could be helpful, but suffers somewhat from characteristic verbosity. The section on 'Motivation and Behaviour Change' is interesting and is a good effort at summarizing intangible factors to produce practical advice, even if it does conclude with such obvious phrases as 'Motivation is complex and difficult'. 'If an idea isn't working-tirop it-even if it was your pet.' 'Beware of
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