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Moser's Effective Management of Health and Safety Programs: A Practical Guide,4th Edition

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Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH, Matthew A. Hughes, MD, MPH, Royce Moser Jr., MD, MPH
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The Fourth Edition of this now classic text, first written by Royce Moser, Jr, MD, MPH, and updated and revised by Dr. Kurt Hegmann, Dr. Matthew Hughes, and 26 authors, describes how to be a successful manager overseeing occupational and environmental health and safety programs by providing practical advice and guidance covering the most important elements of management.

The book equips health and safety professionals with the tools they need to be successful managers and with the essential guidance to both enhance their career prospects and be more effective in protecting the health and safety of workers.

This new edition includes three new chapters focused on Total Worker Health®, product stewardship, and establishing and maintaining a safety-first culture. Returning chapters have been revised to reflect latest advances in health and safety management. Significant changes include detailed information on:

  • Management case studies from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How to manage different personality types within a team
  • SMART goal setting method
  • How to identify and develop talent, as well as transition planning
  • The importance of interdisciplinary coordination among and between teams
  • What to do before, during, and after meetings to maximize their effectiveness
  • The traits and behaviors that make someone an effective leader
  • Managing communication in a digital world and interacting with the news media

The difference between a professional team’s success and failure often comes down to the quality of its manager. Being a successful manager of a health and safety program requires significant thought, preparation, time, effort, and knowledge regarding leadership and management best practices.

Moser’s Effective Management of Health and Safety Programs: A Practical Guide provides real-world lessons and insights to help managers in confronting the specific challenges they face every day. No other book provides the health and safety manager with the guidance, expertise, and insights from authors who are true experts in their specialty.

Publication Date:  September 2023

Format: Softcover 544 pages, or e-book (online access, not downloadable)

ISBN: 979-8-9878121-0-5

Product Code: 23125



About the Authors:

Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH is Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine and Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah and Weber State University, Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew A. Hughes, MD, MPH is Associate Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine and Deputy Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah and Weber State University, Salt Lake City, Utah. Royce Moser, Jr., MD, MPH, was Director, Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Utah from 1987 to 2003.




William G. Buchta, MD, MS, MPH and Philip Harber, MD, MPH


Contributing authors

Chapter 1: The Health and Safety Professional’s Need for Management Expertise

Chapter 2: Scope of Managerial Responsibilities

Chapter 3: Planning and Prioritizing Health and Safety Programs and Activities: What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do

Chapter 4: Organizational Emergency Preparedness and Response

Chapter 5: Strategic Goal Setting and Smart Goals: Keys to Help the Manager Execute Responsibilities to “Get Things Done”

Chapter 6: Organizing Health and Safety Activities

Chapter 7: Recruiting, Retaining, and Evaluating Health and Safety Personnel

Chapter 8: Understanding Personality and How to Work Well with Others

Chapter 9: Interdisciplinary Team Building and Motivation

Chapter 10: Financial Planning and Budgeting Aspects of Health and Safety Activities

Chapter 11: Entrepreneurship: Implementing or Expanding Health and Safety Programs

Chapter 12: Evaluation of Health and Safety Programs and Projects

Chapter 13: Leadership: What Works and What Doesn’t

Chapter 14: Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

Chapter 15: Containing Health and Safety Costs: Health and Safety Risk Management Programs

Chapter 16: Health and Productivity Enhancement

Chapter 17: Total Worker Health®—An Integrated Approach to Worker Well-Being

Chapter 18: Health and Safety Consulting

Chapter 19: Time Management

Chapter 20: Effective Communication

Chapter 21: Effective Meetings and Presentations

Chapter 22: Interacting with the News Media

Chapter 23: Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Managing OEHS Programs

Chapter 24: Medical Expert Witness Testimony: Principles and Practice

Chapter 25: Improving Health and Safety Program Quality

Chapter 26: Meeting Health and Safety Integrity and Ethical Challenges

Chapter 27: Product Stewardship: Health, Safety, the Environment, and Society

Chapter 28: Creating and Maintaining a Safety-First Culture

Appendix A: Items for New Health and Safety Program Managers to Consider

Appendix B: Examples of Budget Categories

Appendix C: Examples of Audit Instruments for Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Program Components

Appendix D: Summary of Parliamentary Procedures

Appendix E: The Federal Rules of Evidence