University of Alberta Press

Risk and Safety


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    Despite our best efforts, traffic injuries and fatalities continue to increase. Traditional solutions do not seem to fix the problem; perhaps we need to approach these problems in a new way. This collection attempts to expand thinking about traffic safety across a range of disciplines and seeks to open up the discussion.
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    Climatic conditions, economic development strategies, health and education concerns, social relationships, and shifting political agendas all contribute to a sense of ongoing change in Arctic societies. This volume presents twenty-two chapters that address various forms and issues of (in)security in the Arctic. The work shows that the outcomes of resource scarcity or abundance are equally important to consider, that disparities in income as much as opportunities deserve our a... [READ MORE]
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    The industrial workplace can be safe and healthy for workers and for the public. It can also be an environmentally sound and reliable operation, resulting in less damage to assets and balancing people, environment, assets, and production. Wilson and McCutcheon offer an integrated approach to risk management and explain the elements of practice required to manage health, safety, and environmental risk effectively.
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    This is an essential resource for all outdoor programming agencies and leaders. Glenda Hanna examines relevant negligence law as it is applied in Canada courts of law and identifies the legally defined responsibilities of program administrators, leaders, and participants.
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    All children in Canada live with risk. They are susceptible to disease and injury, and as they grow and learn, they must face numerous challenges that threaten their mental and physical well-being. Most children experience times of vulnerability, and it becomes necessary to intervene on their behalf. For the first time in Canada, we are able to measure and analyse a wide range of children's developmental outcomes and identify the main factors that contribute to childhood vuln... [READ MORE]