Author: Bernstein David
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1999-06-15
Fully updated to include crucial advances in the subject since publication of the First Edition, the Second Edition of this comprehensive volume reviews all aspects of occupational asthma, including disease mechanisms, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and categories of causative agents. Includes new and expanded material on hypersensitivity pneumonitis and organic dust toxic syndromes sick building syndrome occupational rhinitis and urticaria, skin problems, and genetics of occupational asthma animal, enzyme, and flour allergies latex allergy irritant-induced asthma (RADS) Featuring contributions from over 45 international authorities in the field-nearly 20 more than the First Edition-Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition evaluates medicolegal and compensation issues discusses inhalation challenge testing addresses the social outcomes of workers disabled by asthma explores environmental exposure to causative chemicals and protein allergens and more! With numerous references, tables, drawings, photographs, and micrographs, Asthma in the Workplace, Second Edition will be welcomed by clinical immunologists and allergists, pulmonologists, occupational health and thoracic physicians, industrial hygienists, internists, toxicologists, immunotoxicologists, epidemiologists, aerosol scientists, lawyers involved with compensation issues, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
Moral Matters is a concise and accessible look at such ethical issues as euthanasia, animal rights, abortion, and pornography. It provides a focused set of views from the unified perspective of one of North America’s leading libertarian thinkers, and aims to provoke thought and discussion as well as to enrich understanding. For the new edition the text has been revised throughout, the introduction has been greatly expanded, and a new chapter on environmental issues has been added.
Author: Joel Lefkowitz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Ethics and Values in Industrial-Organizational Psychology was one of the first books to integrate work from moral philosophy, moral psychology, I-O psychology, and political and social economy, as well as business. It incorporates these perspectives into a "framework for taking moral action" and presents a practical model for ethical decision making. The second edition has added a chapter on Virtue Theory, including its application in I-O, Organizational behavior (OB) and business; expands Moral Psychology to two chapters, with more attention to moral emotions, effects of the "dark side" of personality, and the intuitionist model of moral judgment; expands the sections on social and economic justice; and expands the treatment of the Responsible Conduct of Research with a new chapter on Research Integrity. Examples from I-O research and practice, as well as current business events, are offered throughout. It is ideal for ethics and I-O courses at the graduate level.
Author: Mark R. Lehto
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Supplying a breadth and depth of coverage beyond that found in most traditional texts, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition presents and integrates important methods and tools used in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Human Factors and Ergonomics to design and improve jobs, tasks and products. It presents these topics with a practical, applied orientation suitable for engineering undergraduate students. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Revised order of chapters to group together topics related to the physical and cognitive aspects of human-integrated systems Substantially updated material emphasizes the design of products people work with, tasks or jobs people perform, and environments in which people live The book has sufficient material to be used in its entirety for a two semester sequence of classes, or in part for a single semester course, focusing on selected topics covered in the text. The authors provide a set of guidelines and principles for the design and analysis of human-integrated systems and highlights their application to industry and service systems. It addresses the topics of human factors, work measurement and methods improvement, and product design an approachable style. The common thread throughout the book is on how better "human factors" can lead to improved safety, comfort, enjoyment, acceptance, and effectiveness in all application arenas. Packed with cases studies and examples, readers can use well beyond the classroom and into their professional lives.
Author: Jean Weihs
Release Date: 2016-12-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Now thoroughly updated to include recent changes with RDA, this easy-to-use primer provides an introduction to standardized cataloging that will benefit library technicians as well as students in library technician and teacher librarian programs. • Provides clear and comprehensible explanations of the rules and tools used by libraries to catalog and classify their materials • Illustrative examples for each aspect of cataloging, classification, RDA, and MARC computer encoding • Covers all types of material formats, including books, audiovisuals, images, sound, electronic resources, and more • Offers numerous practical exercises as well as a glossary of cataloging terms and tools
Author: Marion G. Crain
Release Date: 2011-04-26
The law of work has evolved as a patchwork of legal interventions in the labor market, sometimes by statute, and sometimes through the common law of judicial decisions. Most law school curricula divide the law of work into three topical areas--Labor Law, Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination--and offer separate courses in each area. Labor law in the United States is understood to encompass the study of the National Labor Relations Act, the law governing union organizing and collective bargaining. It is the law of collective rights at work. Employment law refers to the statutes and common law governing individual rights at work. It ranges from minimum standards legislation to judicially created doctrines based in tort and contract law. Employment discrimination law deals with the statutes and interpretative case law advancing the antidiscrimination norm in the workplace. These statutes address the problem of status discrimination at work (e.g., discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation). A comprehensive study of the law of work also provides an opportunity to assess critically what form enforcement of rights should take. Should conflicts between employers and employees be channeled into private resolution systems such as collective bargaining or contractual arbitration, or is the public interest sufficient to justify committing administrative, judicial and legislative resources to it? What is the significance of casting employee rights as collective--and therefore entrusting their enforcement to an employee representative such as a union--versus conceptualizing them as individual? Must such a collective representative be independent of the employer, or do employer-initiated employee committees further worker voice just as effectively? Doesn't history also warn of the risks of subordinating individual interests to those of the collective, particularly in the context of a diverse workforce with minority groups characterized by race, ethnicity or gender? Accordingly, the casebook is called " Work Law" and it endeavors to present basic materials on each system of labor market regulation. The book identies core themes of conflict and concern in the workplace, canvass the governing law, and offer a vantage point for assessment. Several themes furnish the organizing structure for the book. The book asks how law should mediate the perennial conflict between employer and employee rights; what difference it makes whether employee rights are conceptualized individually or collectively; what significance the increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the workforce should have for legal policy; whether dispute resolution systems should be privatized (via collective bargaining or individual contract) or remain in the public fora (courts and legislatures); and whether law is the most effective way to address interests of employers and employees (as contrasted, for example, with human resource practices, employer initiatives, or employee self-help measures). The book will be most useful in Employment Law courses that address the significance of conceptualizing rights at work individually as opposed to collectively. Its strength is its refusal to categorize the law of the workplace in doctrinal boxes that may be out-of-date by the time the book reaches maturity. The book adverts to Labor Law principles at a number of points throughout the book, but at a policy level rather than a doctrinal level, as a way of introducing and evaluating an alternative model of employee representation; the book does not assume any knowledge of Labor Law on the part of teacher or student and makes no effort to provide a satisfactory substitute for a Labor Law text. The book offers some detail in the law of Employment Discrimination but does so primarily with an eye toward surveying the field and assessing antidiscrimination regulation as a response to an increasingly diverse workforce, rather than providing an in-depth study of Employment Discrimination principles. The text surveys the existing legal landscape, but it does not stop there. Work Law is an exciting and intellectually stimulating practice area because it is of necessity in a constant state of flux, responding to labor market innovations. Flexibility in thinking is vital to this area of practice.
Author: Robert T. Golembiewski
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-10-24
Genre: Political Science
Building upon the strengths of the first edition while continuing to extend the influence and reach of organizational behavior (OB), the Second Edition of this groundbreaking reference/ text analyzes OB from a business marketing perspective-offering a thorough treatment of central, soon-to-be central, contiguous, and emerging topics of OB to facilitate greater viability and demand of OB practice. New edition incorporates more comparative perspectives throughout! Contributing to the dynamic, interdisciplinary state of OB theory and practice, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition comprehensively covers strategic and critical issues of the OB field with descriptive analyses and full documentation details the essential principles defining core OB such as organizational design, structure, culture, leadership theory, and risk taking advances solutions to setting operational definitions throughout the field comparatively discusses numerous situations and variables to provide clarity to mixed or inconclusive research findings utilizes cross-cultural approaches to examine recent issues concerning race, ethnicity, and gender reevaluates value standards and paradigms of change in OB investigates cross-national examples of OB development, including case studies from the United States and India and much more! Written by 45 worldwide specialists and containing over 3500 references, tables, drawings, and equations, the Handbook of Organizational Behavior, Second Edition is a definitive reference for public administrators, consultants, organizational behavior specialists, behavioral psychologists, political scientists, and sociologists, as well as a necessary and worthwhile text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking organizational behavior courses in the departments of public administration, psychology, management, education, and sociology.
Author: Mark Dutton
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-04-02
Everything you need to pass the NPTE on your first try is right here! McGraw-Hill’s NPTE (National Physical Therapy Examination) will help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get the best score possible. With this unmatched review, you’ll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence. It delivers exactly what you need to excel: a concise outline review of the curriculum that’s consistent with the APTA’s Physical Therapy Practice, important information about the NPTE, can’t miss test-taking strategies, a comprehensive practice exam. Includes: Easy-to-follow outline review of every topic found on the exam Valuable test-taking strategies and exam overview Study pearls that highlight must-know material Companion website with 600 NPTA-style questions, answer explanations, and references
Author: Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Praise for the First Edition: "This book is so well written! I cannot say enough positive things about the material I have read. ...This is excellent material and should be a 'stock' book in the library of every nurse!"--Helen Gordon, DNP, MS, CNM, Assistant Professor, Duke School of Nursing One of the most hotly discussed and debated areas of society today, health care law carries a host of legal and ethical complexities that nurses and providers must increasingly recognize and factor into their best decision making. This convenient and comprehensive reference, written by expert nurse attorneys, untangles the legal dilemmas often encountered in contemporary nursing practice, such as nursing malpractice/negligence and liability, risk management, corporate compliance, employment law, business law, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practice. Written with the same no-nonsense, understandable language of the first edition, this revision continues to break down the often complex legalese of health care law and now includes two completely new chapters on the evolving roles of advanced practice nurses and managing disasters and public health emergencies. Multiple case studies and legal analyses walk the reader through the varied scenarios nurse leaders will confront with staff and patient-related legal issues they will encounter on a regular basis. New to the Second Edition: Revised to reflect multiple changes in health care law and updated information to the nursing/legal arena A new chapter, "Advanced Practice Nursing," covers increasing responsibilities in primary care, dynamics of health care reform, and changing nursing roles A New chapter, "Disasters and Public Health Emergencies," discusses major laws governing these events and hospital emergency operations plans Key Features: Serves as a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate programs Includes Objectives, Conclusions and Trends, and Key Points in each chapter Presents real-life cases and interactive features to reinforce learning Addresses business topics and corporate law, not typically covered in similar texts Covers nursing malpractice, risk management, employment law, business law, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution
Author: David A. Cathcart
Publisher: Bna Books
Release Date: 1989-03-01
Genre: Social Science
This volume examines pertinent U.S. Supreme Court opinions through the end of the 1986-87 term and lower court rulings through mid-1987. Topics discusssed include wrongful termination, national origin discrimination, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, age discrimination, private settlements, reductions in force, reverse discrimination, affirmative action, Executive Orders and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigation procedures.
Author: Irene Padavic
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Release Date: 2002-07-09
Genre: Business & Economics
A prestigious and successful book in the Sociology For a New Century series, this Second Edition addresses issues regarding women and men at work from a comparative, historical, global perspective, and in doing so, connects social science to the wider concerns of students seeking to make sense of our dramatically changing world. This book: - Examines how gender has shaped the meaning and performance of work. Throughout, the book links theory and evidence-statistics that summarise work outcomes for women and men, research about the effects of workers' sex on their jobs, and accounts of the experiences of real workers. - Demonstrates the patterns of sex inequality and segregation as well as the gendered nature of contemporary workplace cultures. By putting evidence about the experiences of today's workers in historical perspective, the author's also highlight continuities with the past and illuminate change. - Provides an extremely useful and critical summary of economic theories of gender differences in workplace rewards.