Manikam Pillay

LecturerUniversity of NewcastleAustralia

Dr Manikam Pillay is a Lecturer and Lead researcher on Organisational safety management in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research seeks to narrow the gaps between work-as-imaged and work-as-performed by integrating contemporary and advanced approaches to health, safety and risk management. He currently supervises seven PhD researchers in these areas. He has published over 30 technical articles and received over $135K in research grants. He holds memberships to the Academy of Management, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Safety Institute of Australia, and the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Committee WO99 (Health and Safety in Construction). He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Applied Human and Ergonomics Conference Series and the Journal of Global Education and Research.

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Occupational health and safety (OHS) is an important focus of governments and organizations throughout the world because there are over 2.78 million fatal and 374 million nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses experienced by employees every year. Addressing these requires paying attention to the physical organizational, cultural, and social contexts amidst which work is undertaken. A multidisciplinary approach is also necessary in finding effective solutions. Interestingly, countries and regions address different aspects of OHS depending on what OHS hazards and risks are important to them. This book, based on research from Australia, Belgium, Ghana, Malaysia, Turkey, and Slovakia, examines how a range of OHS hazards are addressed in these contexts. We believe that this is an important first step in addressing an age-old OHS problem through a multiregional collaboration.

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