The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety - Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series (Paperback)E. Scott Dunlap (editor)
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In most schools you will probably see one, if not all of the following:
Metal detectors to prevent handguns and other weapons from being brought onto school propertyStudents in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliationsPolice officers patrolling the property to deter violent activity as well as respond to incidents
Such evolutions have forever changed how we view the safety of our students. However, the phrase "school safety" goes beyond these issues of security put in place to protect students, faculty, and staff. Environmental factors also play a role. The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety expands the dialogue on school safety to comprehensively address the spectrum of safety risks such as bullying, fire safety, playground and transportation safety, and more. Based on research and practical experience, it helps school administrators develop appropriate programs that protect all individuals from harm.
Author E. Scott Dunlap brings his experience in OSHA and DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture to bear on the issue of school safety. He presents school safety from a holistic perspective and details vulnerability assessment tools and incident investigation forms to help schools develop a comprehensive safety program. By focusing on this range of issues, the book's dynamic perspective puts the keys to achieving an effective safety program within easy reach.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 454
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"...very thorough ... well written ... "
-Earl Blair, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
"... invaluable to administrators and educators as a relevant and active tool to prepare for crisis management. Maintaining a safe learning environment while dealing with emergency preparedness is a real issue that all school systems must deal with in a proactive manner, this book can help the reader achieve this goal."
-Nancy Booth, Boone County Schools, Madison, West Virginia, USA
"I was truly impressed with the thoroughness of topics ... deals with issues every administrator faces on a regular basis (e.g. school bullying and cyber security). It is a very timely text."
-Pam Dalton, Danbury Public Schools, Stratford, Connecticut, USA
" ... provides a holistic approach to assessing the challenges involved in school safety through thoughtful pieces by the editor and 15 contributors."
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