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Actively Caring for People's Safety: How to Create a Brother's/Sister's Keeper Work Culture, by E. Scott Geller (American Society of Safety Engineers, 2017)
Imagine a work environment in which everyone actively cares for each other's safety and well-being on a routine basis. Employees at all levels of the organization provide their coworkers daily supportive feedback for safety-related behavior that prevents injuries. And whenever at-risk behavior is observed, corrective feedback is provided with empathy, accepted with humility, and is applied to effectively change the behavior to the safe alternative. This is the vision of a brother's/sister's keeper work culture.

Using evidence-based principles from applied behavioral science and humanistic behaviorism, Actively Caring for People's Safety is a behavior-based safety guidebook designed to show readers how to make the actively caring for people (AC4P) brother's/sister's keeper vision a reality. Safety professionals, work supervisors, corporate managers, and line workers who read, discuss, and practice the research-founded content in this handbook will be well-prepared and empowered to initiate and nurture an AC4P work culture in their organization. ($39.95)

Actively Caring for People: Cultivating a Culture of Compassion, by E. Scott Geller, Ph.D. (2014)
Through behavioral and psychological science, real-world applications and personal stories, Actively Caring for People: Cultivating a Culture of Compassion teaches you how to live an actively-caring-for-people (AC4P) lifestyle, and teach others to do the same. The AC4P Movement aims to increase the frequency and improve the quality of AC4P behavior worldwide, and thereby reduce interpersonal conflict, community violence, familial abuse, and school bullying. This captivating book reveals evidence-based principles and practical interventions for making this happen. You will learn practical applications of both Applied Behavioral Science and Humanism--humanistic behaviorism--for improving people's quality of life. The same evidence-based principles inspired behavior-based safety, then evolved to people-based safety, and is now AC4P. A culture of interpersonal compassion can be cultivated by individuals practicing the lessons revealed in this book, and showing others how to do the same. Together we can achieve the ideal AC4P culture at home, at school, at work, and everywhere in between.

Click here to read Chapter 1. ($39.95)

Actively Caring at Your School: How to make it happen, by E. Scott Geller, Ph.D. (2014)
Imagine students and teachers in all schools, from elementary through college, teaching and learning interdependently and collaboratively without disruptive conflict and competition. This is the vision of the Actively Caring for People (AC4P) Movement, and this book reveals evidence-based principles and practical interventions for achieving these ideals. Through behavioral and psychological science, real-world applications and personal stories from teaching/learning institutions: Actively Caring at Your School: How to Make it Happen teaches you how to encourage an AC4P approach to education. ($39.95)

Keeping People Safe: The Human Dynamics of Injury Prevention, by Josh Williams, Ph.D. (2010)
In this 144-page book, safety leaders learn how they can reduce injuries and improve workplace safety. Five integral components of safety are discussed: Systems/Conditions, Leadership, Behavior, People-Factors, and Communication. Readers find strategies, based on years of practical experience and empirical research, for safety management such as organizational commitment, safety culture, improving managerial behavior, and working with union members. The book provides the tools needed to help reduce injuries. ($58) Discount: $50

The Motivation to Actively Care: How YOU Can Make it Happen, By E. Scott Geller, Ph.D. (2010)
This realistic psychology of self-motivation narrative will help you bring out the best in yourself and others. Human behavior is complex and it is difficult to change organizational culture. Within these pages you will find how personal courage, compassion, and determination, family, friends, and mentors can help us achieve the organizational change we might at times find impossible. Dr. Geller shows readers how to live a self-motivated life and lead others to feel more self-motivated and thereby optimize their performance. ($24.95)

The Courage to Actively Care: How to Cultivate a Culture of Interpersonal Compassion(2008)
This book can help organizations cultivate a culture of people going beyond the call of duty for the health, safety, and welfare of themselves and others. We call such discretionary behavior “actively caring.” Most people care, but too few act on their caring. As you follow our narrative and develop profound understanding of the psychology of leadership and actively caring, you’ll discover personal power and potential.  This story defines actively caring as showing compassionate courage on behalf of the safety and/or welfare of others. Our story brings these concepts to life and illustrates practical ways to increase actively caring throughout a culture. ( $19.95)

Leading with People-Based Safety: Enriching Your Culture (2007)
This book delivers principles and procedures the reader can apply beyond safety to build trust and caring to improve the overall quality of conversations, relationships, coaching and risk perceptions in the workplace.  This book extends and refines the content in People-Based Safety: The Source to offer advice for leadership, including an expanded discussion of personality and safety. ($29.95)

People-Based Patient Safety: Enriching Culture to Prevent Medical Error (2006)
This easy-to-read, practical guide filled with ideas and case studies explains how to apply ACTS – the specific skills that raise staff awareness about working safely and avoiding errors.  The four skills – Acting, Coaching, Thinking and Seeing, reshape employee attitudes and actions and put them in control of their environment. By mastering these skills, employees perform their jobs with astute care and develop the ability to assess risks, identify perceptual blinders, hone observation skills and improve communications and coaching. ($49.95)

The Psychology of Safety Handbook (2001)
A seminal work in the field, this 530-page hardcover book teaches principles and practical procedures for improving safety-related behaviors, and illustrates how to increase people’s willingness to use these techniques to create a Total Safety Culture. It shows how to improve safety performance by addressing both human behavior and attitude, and contains more than 200 original illustrations that bring the information to life. ($164.95)

Working Safe: How to help people actively care for health and safety (2001)
This user-friendly book introduces readers to the basic principles and procedures needed to reach new levels of safety excellence. This 300-page softcover book omits the references to supportive research in The Psychology of Safety Handbook. At $71.95, it can be distributed throughout a workforce to initiate large-scale employee involvement in the Actively CaringTM for Safety process.

Keys to Behavior-Based Safety (2001)    
This 430-page hardcover book is a collection of writings from Scott Geller's regular column in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, from his associates at Safety Performance Solutions, and from the American Society of Safety Engineers' annual conferences. Organized into seven chapters, these writings examine real-world examples of successful behavior-based safety programs. The authors explain the theory and practice behind those successful implementations and include practical guidelines for creating a Total Safety Culture. ($94.00)

Beyond Safety Accountability (2001)     
Written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, this softcover book explains how to develop an organizational culture that encourages people to be accountable for their work practices and to embrace a higher sense of personal responsibility. Dozens of easy-to-reference checklists, assessment tools, diagrams, definitions, and cartoons help readers understand the principles and procedures. ($87.00)

The Participation Factor: How to get more people involved in occupational safety (2002)
This softcover book shows you how to get more people involved in safety-related activities. Its spirited writing style, original cartoons, anecdotes, and research findings teach basic principles and practical procedures. ($49.95)

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