Monday, July 4, 2011

Workplace Horseplay Books

Workplace Harassment teaches you how to appropriately and adequately define issues and factors, which comprise workplace harassment, as well as how to effectively evaluate its implications. It illustrates the strategies and techniques to increase employee safety and reduce liabilities by eliminating it in the workplace, by understanding how to identify and interpret the various factors and causes of workplace harassment. You will be instructed in how to analyze the ramifications of a poorly controlled workplace, as well as how to apply appropriate actions for addressing and eliminating it. It will illustrate the leadership responsibility regarding workplace harassment, as well as how to identify, analyze and interpret liability factors and issues regarding workplace harassment. It will provide you with the strategies to identify and develop methods and strategies to monitor and control actions, and subsequent issues directly related or connected to workplace harassment, as well as how to define and analyze the impact of peer pressure and intimidation regarding it.

This book is not intended to provide legal advice, but provides a guide to implement organizational workplace harassment policies.

As part of the Pinpoint Skill Development Training Series, each skill pack (book) delivers eight core concepts, designed to provide a complete 360 degree perspective on each topic. You are focused on a single concept at a time, including the implications, techniques and strategies to apply the concept, reflection points and a hands-on activity or action plan that transfers the concept into practice. The step-by-step instructions are structured to achieve each of Kirkpatrick's Four Levels. Each of the eight core concepts is designed to cross-reference and reinforce all other concepts within the skill pack. The combination of all hands-on activities, are designed to produce a master action plan for the specific skill pack.

This skill pack is ideal as an informal training tool for coaching or personal development. It can also be used as a handbook and guide for group training discussions.

Each skill pack in the Pinpoint Skill Development Training Series was developed from proven strategies and techniques created by Timothy Bednarz to effectively train thousands of employees in Fortune 1000 companies since 1990.
 
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II exposure to health and safety hazards in the workplace can be prevented. But only if the systems for initiating and monitoring controls are as carefully planned and implemented as the controls themselves. For proof of this, look no further than the participants in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Meeting the VPP requirements and following guidance provided by OSHA's onsite evaluations, VPP members maintain comprehensive, practical,verifiable safety systems involving employees and managers at all levels. The results have been spectacular--members routinely report lost time injury rates of 50 to 80 percent below industry averages. These remarkable voluntary programs were developed and managed by Margaret Richardson for OSHA. Now Richardson uses her experience with VPP Star sites and clients pursuing excellence to take you beyond the VPP requirements to levels achieved by the best of the best. is the first how-to guide to establishing effective management systems for achieving excellence in worker protection from workplace hazards-a chance to benchmark the industry leaders from the comfort of your favorite chair. is based on OSHA guidelines for managing worker safety and health and on Richardson's considerable hands-on experience with OSHA and Department of Energy Star sites, as well as client worksites in some of the largest firms in the world. Step-by-step, the book shows you how to Achieve a closed safety management loop with clearly established policies, goals, objectives, assignments, and accountability procedures Ensure total worker involvement by fostering a "safety culture" where employees feel ownership of the safety/health program Identify and control hazards with a "hazard inventory" plus other reports, investigation techniques, and analyses to pinpoint all kinds of problems--even those that often elude controls Train all levels of employees, from workers and supervisors to middle and top managers, to understand their crucial roles in the program Better safety management up-front means fewer on-site accidens and work-related illnesses plus improved employee morale, more efficient operations, and better public relations. If you are responsible for creating, teaching, managing, or monitoring sophisticated safety systems, or if you serve on a safety committee overseeing safety systems, provides the information you need to do the job right.
 
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 Coffee Breath Coffee Breath
by Beth L. Labonte

Jason Flynn is in big trouble. Due to an unfortunate string of bad behavior and mischievous deeds, he has been sentenced to the cruelest of punishments. A punishment that no child, nor adult if they are lucky, should ever experience. Jason must spend his entire summer vacation helping out around his mom's office - The Law Offices of Flaherty, Flibbert & Fitz. From Filbert and his unusual family tree, to Basil the IT guy who knows the office equipment a bit too intimately, everybody in this office is slightly insane. Join Jason in this wacky corporate world that makes as much sense to him as it does to most office workers - and watch as he learns to appreciate the joys of just being a kid.
 
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This book represents the 14th in the Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series and concentrates on how service-learning can be successfully incorporated in engineering programs, a discipline to which is it relatively new. Contributors to the volume are experienced in using service-learning and address issues of concern to engineering educators. As one peer reviewer commented, "The audience for this [book] is the engineering education community--that community will expect practical applications of the theory that will lead to improved engineering education."
 
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Based on the premise that teachers can only provide effective support for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties if they feel supported themselves, this book offers a model in which to set up support networks and practical activities which promote the notions of peer support and teamwork. The authors provide encouragement for increased collaboration between teachers so that they can learn to look at problems objectively and develop systems to share resources and strategies.
 
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Rethinking the Region
argues that regions are not simply bounded spaces on a map. This book uses unique research of England during the 1980s to show how regions are made and unmade by social processes. The book examines how new lines of division both social and geographical were laid down as free-market growth and reconstructed this are as a `neo-liberal' region.
The authors argue that a more balanced form of growth is possible - within and between regions as well as between social groups. This book shows that to grasp the complexities of growth we must rethink `the region' in time as well as in space.
 
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 Doing Your Business Doing Your Business
by F. Ravenel Griffith

"Doing Your Business is a comprehensive guide that provides step-by-step directions for owning a business. It uses the personal approach to solving the many problems that can confront owners as they travel along the road of satisfying market demands and operational efficiency. It emphasizes that all business owners are not experienced in the techniques of supervision or the skills of management. As such, this nature is shared by many small "Mom and Pop" stores, Dot.coms, light industries, or service entities.

Through its pages, readers will find guidance about when consultants should be hired and when the owner may do his or her own consulting to save the costs of outsourcing. Griffith cuts
through the maze of getting equipment for a business and reveals how shortcuts may be made to encourage employee participation in finding better ways of doing business. Also discussed are
procedures, and many of the prime policies are listed for their inclusion within a company policy manual. Lastly, an outline is given on how an owner may personally rate the business and how
he or she may get feedback from the customers.

Richly layered and informative, Doing Your Business talks about how to organize any business and how to measure progress while looking at employee needs and training."
 
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This manual contains four major components:

1) An easy-to-follow discussion of the Standard's requirements, along with a plan for implementing management responsibilities;
2) A fill-in schedule for assigning key responsibilities and establishing deadlines;
3) A copy of the OSHA Lab Standard for easy reference;
4) A Chemical Hygiene Plan that has been developed in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (e) of the Standard.
 
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The Psychology of Management focuses on "systems thinking" in exploring the untold number of forces constantly working within modern organizations. This intriguing examination explores how some forces are "driving" the workplace in one direction while other forces work to "restrain" that movement. Keith Pounds shows how to prevent the inevitable "friction" caused by the inadequate management of these often unseen and immeasurable forces. Readers will also come to better understand and work with the array of employee personalities encountered in the workplace and gain a fascinating look at varying management styles and how they are best put to use. Perhaps most importantly, The Psychology of Management precisely defines some of the most pervasive management and leadership biases and how they can adversely affect good decision-making. It will help managers become better equipped in understanding the inner-most workings of modern organizations and ensure that they and their organizations become much more competitive.
 
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Whether you're a retired teacher supplementing your income, an aspiring teacher working towards certification, or a working as a permanent substitute, the classroom can be a challenge to handle when you juggle settings and situations with a diverse population of students and staff. The days may seem long and neverending but don't throw in the towel just yet. Do what it takes to enjoy the benefits of a career that offers extensive holidays, a variety of opportunities, and reliable income in today's shaky job market. Learn the basics for survival in any classroom. Explore opportunities at elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools to find the right match for you. If you are thinking about getting a job as a substitute or starting a career in education, you've made a decision that can be rewarding and fulfilling on so many levels. Sharing what you know and helping others is a gift to society that is immeasurable and everlasting. P.O. Box 216 West Palm Beach, FL 33402
 
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 Doing Your Business: Advice for Owners Who Aim at Success in a post recession world Doing Your Business: Advice for Owners Who Aim at Success in a post recession world
by F Ravenel Griffith

About the Author:-
Mr. Griffith is twice retired - first from a career of thirty-six years with the federal government and second from a self-employment career in business consulting. His last duty station in federal service was Washington, D.C., where he retired in 1987 at the position of management analyst for the Naval Sea Systems Command. Then he started a consulting business north of Atlanta, Georgia, providing services for over another decade. After his last retirement, he has directed his time toward helping charitable organizations and, more recently, freelance writing. He is new to the field of book authorship, but he has prepared this guide for a very wide audience.

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 Teaching Today's Student: Protect Your Self From Termination, Incarceration, & Career Suicide Teaching Today's Student: Protect Your Self From Termination, Incarceration, & Career Suicide
by D. Johnson

Today's classroom is filled with danger zones for the new teacher and the veteran teacher. Thanks to technology and the age of information, the classroom is more than a place for learning. The news headlines show that teachers need to beware of students and aware of potential pitfalls in andout oftheclassroom. Today's classroom is not like the classroom of 20 years ago or even 10 years ago thanks to technology and lawsuits. Todays classroom is filled with eyes, ears, voices, attitudes, and personalities that may seem more like an adult than a minor. Today's classroom is also filled with cell phones with cameras and recording devices. In addition to being observed by students, teachers are also surveillanced by staff, faculty, administration, and visitors. It's almost impossible to succeed as a teacher with so many variables at play in the classroom. Learn the tips, tricks, tools, and resources needed to save yourself and save your career from imploding and exploding. P.O. Box 216 West Palm Beach,FL 33402

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 Developing and Implementing a Whole-School Behavior Policy: A Practical Approach (Roehampton Teaching Studies Series) Developing and Implementing a Whole-School Behavior Policy: A Practical Approach (Roehampton Teaching Studies Series)

This work provides schools with a practical guide to a co-operative approach to producing, implementing and evaluating a Whole-School Behaviour Policy. It builds on the recommendations of the 1989 Elton Report and on recent DFE circulars. It should assist schools with OFSTED inspections. The book also provides materials and activities for schools to photocopy and use in the process.

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