Investigations in the Workplace Second Edition

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466555228
Release Date: 2012-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully. Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies. Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations. Immediate Benefits: Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation. Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

Investigations in the Workplace

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203504798
Release Date: 2005-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether you are a professional licensed investigator or have been tasked by your employer to conduct an internal investigation, Investigations in the Workplace gives you a powerful mechanism for engineering the most successful workplace investigations possible. Corporate investigator Eugene Ferraro, CPP, CFE has drawn upon his twenty-four years of practical experience to craft a book that dispels the myths and troublesome theories promulgated by the uninitiated. He provides the back-story behind the methodology, rationale, and gritty practices that have made his workplace investigations soar. But most importantly, he shares this knowledge with you. The book is designed for easy reading and use. Although every page is filled with useful information, you do not need to read the book cover to cover. The exhaustive table of contents, innumerable references, and expansive index allow you to quickly find the immediate information you need. The Applied Strategies chapter shows you how to conduct a particular type of investigation and the action steps involved. To help capture salient points and simplify the learning process, the text is sprinkled with brief Tips and Traps that provide quick and easy lessons on how to make the best use of the information in a particular section. Few workplace activities invoke so much risk and at the same time, so much opportunity, as workplace investigations. A combination of skill, experience, and luck: successful workplace investigations are complex undertakings. An improperly conducted workplace investigation can be expensive and ruin the careers of everyone who touches it. Exploring modern investigative technique and strategies, this book gives you new solutions you need and provides the keys to master even the most complex workplace investigation.

HR How to

Author: Cynthia L. Hackerott
Publisher: CCH Incorporated
ISBN: 9780808013624
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

The HR. How to book on internal investigation covers: - How to structure and internal investigation - How to interview witnesses - How to document your internal investigation - How to assure at a fair and defensible conclusion.

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Author: Stale Einarsen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439804907
Release Date: 2010-09-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Previously titled Bullying and Emotional Abuse in the Workplace: International Perspectives in Research and Practice, the first edition of this bestselling resource quickly became a benchmark and highly cited source of knowledge for this burgeoning field. Renamed to more accurately reflect the maturing of the discipline, Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition provides a much-needed update of the original work. Edited by leading experts and presenting contributions from pioneers in their respective subject areas, the book is an up-to-date research-based resource on key aspects of workplace bullying and its remediation. New chapters include: Rehabilitation and Treatment of Victims of Bullying Interventions for the Prevention and Management of Workplace Bullying Bullying and Discrimination An Industrial Relation Perspective on Workplace Bullying Investigating Complaints of workplace bullying Whistleblowing and Workplace bullying How to Measure Exposure to Workplace Bullying in Surveys Extensively Revised Chapters include: Perspectives on hostile behaviors and Workplace bullying Empirical Findings on Bullying at Work Organizational Antecedents of Bullying Organizational effects of workplace bullying Counseling targets of bullying Bullying and the Law The book presents a comprehensive review of the literature, the empirical findings, the theoretical developments, and the experience and advice of leading international academics and practitioners. It examines the concept of bullying and harassment at work and its measurement, documenting the existence and consequences of the problem. The book explores a variety of explanatory models and presents available empirical evidence that sheds light on where, when, and why bullying develops. It contains a wide range of contributions on the possible remedies for prevention and minimization of the problem for management when it occurs, and for healing the wounds and scars it may have left on those exposed.

Accident Incident Prevention Techniques Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439855232
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Published more than ten years ago, the first edition of Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques provided clear, comprehensive guidance on how to mitigate the cost, in personnel and to the bottom line, of accidents/incidents in the workplace. Significantly revised and updated, this Second Edition takes its place as the A to Z hands-on guide to the responsibilities, principles, tools, and techniques involved in accident investigative planning and preparation. Written by safety expert Charles D. Reese, the book details tried and true techniques that have been used by the occupational safety and health community for many years. It also presents the best theoretical methods to help those responsible for occupational safety develop the best prevention initiative for them and their workforce. Based on the premise that all businesses and industries must face the reality that occupational accidents and illnesses will transpire and the results of these events will have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line, the book provides practical examples, easy-to-implement processes, numerous illustrations, and usable forms throughout. See What’s New in the Second Edition Topics such as safety culture and behavior-based safety Expanded coverage of some topics such as analysis tools and accident investigation Updated statistical data, sources, and contacts Updated changes in regulations and compliance Relevance with current trends and issues in accident prevention By investigating the various methods and equipment used in system safety applications, the book covers a myriad of accident/incident prevention techniques and supplies the illustrations and tools that allow readers to begin to develop and build a safety and health program in their workplace. The author draws on his more than 30 years of experience to supply a template for the development of an effective safety and health program.

Asthma in the Workplace Second Edition

Author: Bernstein David
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420000586
Release Date: 1999-06-15
Genre: Medical

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.

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide Second Edition

Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466591899
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Law

Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fourth Edition has long been considered the "bible of homicide investigation." Designed to accompany this bestselling work, Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide, Second Edition provides first responders, police personnel, and medical examiners and coroners with essential checklists that proceed step-by-step through the tactics, procedures, and forensic techniques that are mandatory in sudden and violent death inquiries. This new edition contains twice the material of the first edition, yet maintains its concise, practical format. Topics include: Specific investigative duties at the death scene Suicide and equivocal death investigation Autoerotic fatalities and other sex-related deaths Fatal fires SIDS and Munchausen syndrome by proxy Police-related shootings and deadly force incidents Crime scene photograph documentation and videotaping protocols Guidelines for proper death notification to family members Supplemented by color anatomical diagrams and indexed by type of crime for quick and easy reference, this second edition has been newly revised with the most current information and updates in technology. The appendix contains collection procedures for specific types of evidence, ensuring that a proper and complete investigation can be undertaken in all cases. Forensic professionals who master the material in this guide can be assured that death scenes are handled professionally and expeditiously and no evidence is overlooked.

The Process of Investigation

Author: Charles A. Sennewald
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0750673990
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

The Process of Investigation, Second Edition, zeroes in on the specific areas of concern to the private investigator. The new edition covers a wide range of subjects such as the fundamentals of investigation, legal aspects, organisational objectives and strategies. Two new chapters have been added on Imagery and Computers as well containing all new updated information on the Internet, Private Information Providers, Resource references, digital imaging, documenting crime scenes, and managing and analysing investigation information. The Process of Investigations is co-authored by professionals with broad experience in both private and public sector investigations spanning five decades. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors have updated and revised all chapters, targeting corporate executives, shoplifters, organized burglary rings, warehouse thieves, cashiers, workplace drug dealers, and corrupt public officials. Written for both the student and professional alike, this book compares and contrasts public and private sector enforcers, pinpoints the unique problems facing the investigator in a private agency, and provides updated case studies that illustrate the theories an

Investigative Interviewing

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro (CPP, SPHR)
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466590878
Release Date: 2014-07-14
Genre: Business & Economics

There are few skills more important to the modern fact finder than the ability to obtain information through effective interviewing. While most interviewing books are intended for law enforcement, they often present harsh and accusatory techniques that can be counterproductive in private sector investigations. Investigative Interviewing: Psychology, Method and Practice covers modern techniques for private sector investigative interviews. It outlines a highly structured and process-driven technique that takes a non-accusatory approach, uses no intimidation or coercion, and has been proven to achieve admission rates above 90 percent. This time-tested methodology is easy to learn and replicate and will help you to significantly diminish the likelihood of false confessions. Illustrates the process of investigation Identifies the differences between the public and private sectors Reviews the fundamentals of interviewing Covers the investigative interview method Explains how to overcome objections Considers legal challenges and litigation avoidance Sharing insights garnered over the author’s 30 years of experience in investigations and interviewing, the book includes case studies based on actual investigations that illustrate industry best practices. Although the text focuses on private sector investigations, the methods presented are also applicable in law enforcement settings. This book presents the tools and methods required to produce investigative results that are legal and admissible in court. It will help you develop the skills to ensure ethical interviewing practice while investigating a range of situations and protecting against those who intend to cause the organization harm.

Field Epidemiology

Author: Michael B. Gregg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195142594
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

Field epidemiology involves the application of epidemiologic methods to unexpected health problems when a rapid on-site investigation is necessary for timely intervention. Based on decades of experience in both infectious and non-infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book describes in simple and practical terms the distinct approach, tasks, and actions needed for successful field investigations. Guidance is given on such issues as how to perform surveillance, manage and execute field investigations, collect and analyze data, perform surveys, adapt a personal computer for field use, and communicate the findings. Specific advice is also given on such subjects as dealing with the media; investigations in healthcare, day-care, and international settings; and the legal aspects of field studies. An entire chapter covers the proper collection, handling, and testing of infectious and non-infectious agents in the field. In the Second Edition, four new chapters cover many unique aspects of field studies in the workplace, after natural disasters, in preparation for and response to possible bioterrorist attacks, and by state and local health departments. Finally, an appendix describes how to investigate a common source food-borne epidemic. This text gives public health professionals and students a practical and complete reference to use in virtually any field investigation setting.

Safe Work Practices for Wastewater Treatment Plants Second Edition

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420032011
Release Date: 2000-10-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides information on the U. S. government's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's safety programs. It details how to start and maintain a safety program in a municipal or industry-based water or wastewater plant with special emphasis on the practical elements of implementation. Revisions include the changing OSHA regulations and recommendations, and new sections on ergonomics, hypochlorites and bisulfites, and confined space entry techniques, and new information on health hazards. Highlights include: safety programs, recordkeeping, safety training, safety equipment, and safe work practices for wastewater treatment facilities.

Get Through Workplace Based Assessments in Psychiatry Second edition

Author: Sree Murthy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781853158032
Release Date: 2008-05-14
Genre: Medical

This is a second edition of Get Through MRCPsych Part 2: Long Case Presentations - 978-1-85315-689-7. Introduced as part of the Modernising Medical Careers initiative, workplace based assessments (WPBAs) are a key part of psychiatry training, tracking trainees competence in essential skills, and counting towards the requirements for entry to the various parts of the MRCPsych examination. Get Through Workplace Based Assessments in Psychiatry, second edition is an essential tool for all psychiatry trainees as they plan and undertake these vital in-training assessments. It aims to provide the reader with the clinical knowledge and practical techniques required to carry out ACEs, mini-ACEs, CbDs, DOPS and Case Presentations with confidence and success. This book will be an important addition to the bookshelf of every psychiatry trainee, throughout their Specialty Training years.

The Working Class Majority

Author: Michael Zweig
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801464782
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Genre: Social Science

From reviews of the first edition: "Zweig's investigation of politics goes beyond the electoral, focusing instead on how a broad working-class social movement (often in alliance with segments of the professional middle class) could reshape workplace and community power relations as well as national politics."-The Nation "Those who take (rather than give) orders at work are the working class; at 62 percent of the labor force, they are a majority distracted and diverted from its best interests for several generations. Zweig suggests the implications of this analysis for a number of key political issues, including the 'underclass,' 'family values,' globalization, and what workers get (and should get) from government. Putting class back on the table produces a thoughtful, provocative analysis of where the nation is going and what working people could do about it."-Booklist "In this pungent critique of class and economics in the United States -part economic theory, part political lecture, and part reportage of working-class life-Zweig offers an insightful, radical analysis that will make many readers rethink commonly held but unexamined beliefs. Zweig supports his arguments with statistics, facts and personal stories and argues with a forcefulness and conviction backed by a deeply moral sense of the dignity that is due to each person in their work and workplace."-Publishers Weekly "Michael Zweig provides us with a much needed discussion of class in contemporary American society. While students can benefit from the exposure to a perspective that is currently missing from the public landscape, union organizers and activists can also profit from his discussions of worker power and the rebirth of a democratic social movement among working people."-Contemporary Sociology In the second edition of his essential book-which incorporates vital new information and new material on immigration, race, gender, and the social crisis following 2008-Michael Zweig warns that by allowing the working class to disappear into categories of "middle class" or "consumers," we also allow those with the dominant power, capitalists, to vanish among the rich. Economic relations then appear as comparisons of income or lifestyle rather than as what they truly are-contests of power, at work and in the larger society.

Cybervetting

Author: Edward J. Appel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482238860
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Researching an individual’s, firm’s or brand’s online presence has become standard practice for many employers, investigators, and intelligence officers, including law enforcement. Countless companies and organizations are implementing their own policies, procedures, and practices for Internet investigations, cybervetting, and intelligence. Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition examines our society’s growing dependence on networked systems, exploring how individuals, businesses, and governments have embraced the Internet, including social networking for communications and transactions. It presents two previously unpublished studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting, and provides best practices for ethical cybervetting, advocating strengthened online security. Relevant to investigators, researchers, legal and policy professionals, educators, law enforcement, intelligence, and other practitioners, this book establishes the core skills, applicable techniques, and suitable guidelines to greatly enhance their practices. The book includes the outcomes of recent legal cases relating to discoverable information on social media that have established guidelines for using the Internet in vetting, investigations, and open-source intelligence. It outlines new tools and tactics, and indicates what is and isn’t admissible under current laws. It also highlights current cybervetting methods, provides legal frameworks for Internet searching as part of investigations, and describes how to effectively integrate cybervetting into an existing screening procedure. What’s New in the Second Edition: Presents and analyzes results of two recent studies of the effectiveness of cybervetting Updates key litigation trends, investigative advances, HR practices, policy considerations, social networking, and Web 2.0 searching Includes the latest tactics and guidelines for cybervetting Covers policy, legal issues, professional methodology, and the operational techniques of cybervetting Provides a strengthened rationale, legal foundation, and procedures for successful cybervetting Contains compelling evidence that trends in legal, policy, and procedural developments argue for early adoption of cybervetting Presents new strategies and methodologies Cybervetting: Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence, Second Edition is a relevant and timely resource well suited to businesses, government, non-profits, and academia looking to formulate effective Internet search strategies, methodologies, policies, and procedures for their practices or organizations.

Primary Care Second Edition

Author: Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826171481
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Medical

A complete, state-of-the-art bible of interprofessional primary care in one easy-to-use resource for Interprofessional Primary Care A truly interprofessional primary care textbook, created by DNPs/APRNs, MDs, PharmDs, PAs, CNSs, and CNMs Evidence-based practice guidelines for Primary Care Includes community care, team work, and wellness coachings Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Across the lifespan focus PLUS gender, occupational and palliative care considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text This second edition of Primary Care delivers succinct, current, and integrated information on the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with commonly seen conditions in primary care settings. Written and edited by APNs, MDs, PAs, PharmDs and other health professionals, it emphasizes guidance on differential diagnosis, interprofessional primary care, lifestyle management, health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. The text features ërelationship-centered care, extensive coverage of age, gender, and occupational considerations; complementary approaches; nutritional assessment; violence exposure and vulnerability assessment; family, community, and cultural assessment; palliative care; and evidence-based practice guidelines. This important text presents current diagnostic criteria for each condition and includes relevant anatomy, pathology, and physiology, epidemiology of the condition, including cultural and economic factors, risk identification, and disease prevention strategies. Also included are related laboratory studies, the focused physical exam, wellness coaching, treatment options, potential pitfalls, and much more. Additionally, the book includes clinical "pearls", clinical warnings, referrals and warning points, and references. The text is of value to all interprofessional primary care providers, with a special focus on the needs of advanced practice nurses and MSN/DNP students, and as a course textbook for teaching primary health care topics New to the Second Edition: Increased focus on interprofessional primary care, including community care, team work, and wellness coaching Strong guidance on differential diagnosis, disease prevention, risk reduction and lifestyle management Broad team of interprofessional authors and editors Special focus on elder/geriatric primary care and palliative care Evidence-based practice guidelines Stronger focus on age, gender, and occupational considerationsFocus on age, gender, and occupational considerations Case Studies in PPT format available to faculty adopting the text