Preventing and Responding to Violence at Work
by Duncan Chappell & Kimberly Ann Rogers
From Amazon.com: Workplace violence is one of today’s most serious occupational hazards. This practical guide offers valuable information on how to systematically design and implement workplace prevention programmes and policies. It approaches the issue from two fronts — first, it demonstrates how workplace violence can be prevented by examining ways in which organizations and groups are handling the problem. It reviews an array of existing guidelines and policies developed by governments, trade unions, special study groups, workplace violence experts, employers’ groups and specific industries, and generates a useful survey of best practice strategies.
Secondly, the guide outlines in detail a reliable and effective methodology for developing workplace violence prevention and response programmes. Every worker deserves to work in a safe and secure environment, and violence should not be accepted as part of any job. This book presents concrete guidance for combating violence in the workplace while also providing a wider understanding of the factors and conditions which contribute to it.
About the Author
Kimberly Ann Rogers is a leadership consultant with Jackson Leadership Systems, specializing in the areas of consulting, research, and corporate human resources.
Duncan Chappell is deputy president of the Federal Administration Appeals Tribunal in Sydney, Australia, and the former director of the Australian Institute of Criminology.