Preventing Workplace Violence: A Guide for Employers and Practitioners / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$56.45
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$49.68
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $41.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 40%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $41.00   
  • New (6) from $42.98   
  • Used (6) from $41.00   

Overview

This book, through an examination of a number of representative real world cases,

provides a detailed look at what happened to some companies and traditional tools

for occupational health and safety, discipline, and employee relations now used by business and labour leaders are inadequate and inappropriate in responding to the problems of workplace violence. In fact, the methods and approaches commonly in use actually worsen the problem in some cases.

The book summarizes the most up-to-date learning in this area and offers practical guidance and recommendations for assessing the risk of violence, steps for preventing workplace violence, and a through discussion of employees rights and employer's responsib

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Benefits and Compensations Solutions
"Providing employees with a safe work environment should be of paramount concern to the HR executive and this one you cannot affort to miss." — Joan Quinlan
Benefits and Compensations Solutions - Joan Quinlan
"Providing employees with a safe work environment should be of paramount concern to the HR executive and this one you cannot affort to miss."
Booknews
Argues that the traditional tools of occupational health and safety, discipline, and employee relations are no longer adequate to keep workers docile, and in fact may often rile people up. Summarizes newer techniques for assessing the risk of violence and taking steps to prevent it, and includes sample survey and audit instruments. Also reviews employee rights and employer responsibilities. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761906155
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Series: Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Braverman is a clinical psychologist and organizational consultant who specializes in corporate crisis management and employment issues related to mental health, work-related stress, organizational change, and conflict and violence in the workplace. Dr. Braverman has worked with private corporations, government agencies and public entities across the globe in the prevention, response, mitigation and recovery from disasters, violence and potentially business-ending crises — providing training, policy development, and acute crisis intervention services.

Dr. Braverman is an internationally recognized expert in the field of traumatic stress and its effect on individuals in disasters, mass violence, organizational change, conflict, and critical incidents. Dr. Braverman has consulted to municipalities, private corporations, government and non-governmental agencies, unions and public entities across the globe in the prevention, response, mitigation and recovery from disasters, violence and potentially business-ending crises. He has lectured and published extensively on disaster psychology, crisis management, occupational and community mental health, and violence prevention.

Dr. Braverman has consulted to and trained Federal Agencies, including HHS, NIOSH, IRS, EPA, NTSB and NLRB on workplace violence policy, workplace traumatic stress, and occupational health issues. In 1992 he testified before a joint United States Congressional Subcommittee on the causes of violence in the U.S. Postal Service.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Show Me the Profile
A Day in the Life of a Violence Consultant
The Crisis of Work
Who Is the Violent Employee?
A Post Office Tragedy
A Modern Witch Hunt
When Systems Fail
The Case of the Frightened Manager
Doesn't He Fit the Profile?' The Case of Roger
He's on His Way, and He's Got a Gun!
Domestic Violence Comes to the Workplace
The Legal Conundrum
What Is the Employer's Duty?
Workplace Violence and Labor Relations
From Battleground to Collaboration
Assessing the Risk of Violence
Know Your Questions!
Seven Steps to Workplace Violence Prevention

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000

    The best book on the subject.

    I conduct threat assessments and fitness-for-duty evaluations of potentially violent employees. Consequently, I've read many books on the subject, seeking to expand my knowledge. Dr. Braverman's book is the most informative, readable, and practical text available. I recommend it highly to HR professionals, Occupational Health physicians and nurses, employment lawyers (don't be offended by some of Dr. Braverman's constructive criticism of too-conservative corporate counsel!), Employee Assistance professionals, union officials, security officers, anyone who worries about a co-worker's potential for violence--or anyone who has been accused of threatening violence on the job. If more employers took Dr. Braverman's advice, workplace homicides and other forms of violence (e.g., assualts, harassment, hostile work environment, threats, intimidation) would decrease, employee stress would diminish, and worker productivity would improve.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)