1st Edition

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

Edited By E. Scott Dunlap Copyright 2013
    454 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    454 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 property
    • Students in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliations
    • Police 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.

    School Security
    Vulnerability Assessments, Ryan K. Baggett and Pamela A. Collins, PhD
    Access Control, Ronald Dotson
    Dress Codes, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    School Resource Officer, James P. Stephens
    Bullying, Lynn McCoy-Simandle
    Cyber Security, Michael Land, EdD
    Information Security, Michael Land, EdD
    Event Security, Ronald Dotson
    Scalable Approach to School Security, Gary Folckemer
    School Violence and At-Risk Youth, Kelly Gorbett, PhD
    Mental Health in the School Setting, Kelly Gorbett, PhD

    School Safety
    Fire Hazards, Greg Gorbett and Bill Hicks
    Fire Protection Systems, Bill Hicks
    Life Safety, Bill Hicks
    Working from Heights, Ronald Dotson
    Ergonomics, Paul English, CSP
    Hazard Communication, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Environmental Hazards, Paul English, CSP and E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Playground Safety, Ronald Dotson
    Transportation Safety, Terry Kline, EdD
    Lab Safety, Ronald Dotson
    Food Safety, Sheila Pressley, PhD

    Emergency Management
    Emergency Response Procedures, Ronald Dotson
    Emergency Response and Situational Awareness, James P. Stephens
    Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools, Amy Hughes
    Academic Continuity, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP

    Program Development and Execution
    Creating Written Programs, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Organizational Training, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Program Auditing, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Injury and Illness Recordkeeping, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Injury Management, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Metrics, E. Scott Dunlap, EdD, CSP
    Communication and Program Development, Rebbecca Schramm
    Safety Leadership, Ronald Dotson
    School Safety Management, Ronald Dotson


    E. Scott Dunlap and Ron Dotson are Assistant Professors at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

    "…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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