Synopses & Reviews
Learn How To Store, Protect and Preserve All Your Stuff in Your Workplace
Save Your Stuff in the Workplace is your constant reference on protecting and saving all your items at your office.
Save Your Stuff in the Workplace gives you all the knowledge and resources you need to protect your papers, photos, letters, journals, figurines, paintings, heirlooms and collectables. Learn how to protect them from falling apart, damage, mishaps at home, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, severe winter storms and more. But wait! Thats not all! Learn how to if there is a disaster, to save wet papers, photos and books. Find out what to do if a picture frame gets bashed, what to use if your porcelains are knocked off the shelf and how to get the burnt smell out of your books after a fire. But wait! Thats not all!
You will find complete lists of all the supplies you need and where to buy them. Find out where and how to make copies of documents and photos for archiving and for your relatives scrapbook. Explore details lists to help you get personally prepared for emergencies. Discover the facts on filing insurance claims and how to find a professional conservator (restorer) when and if you need one. Find complete lists of references and emergency phone numbers you will need to call for assistance.
“As a self-help book is is the ultimate manual. . .This is a must-have book for anyone who prizes the familys photos, papers, etc., even without a home disaster.” --- Juanita Thinnes, Past President, Friends of the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA, genealogist
“This information needs to be in the hands of every staff member in every FEMA office in disaster areas.” --- Dr. Bill Henriques, Public Information Officer, Federal Coordinating Officer for Disasters, FEMA, National Contingency Program, Public Affairs
“If our 1st first responders had been prepared with this information, our relief services would have been back into action after Hurricane Katrina two weeks earlier! Instead, our personnel were home picking up the pieces and looking for their ‘stuff. We honestly believe that this information, put into practice, will get offices and businesses reopened earlier after a disaster.” ---Team of seven first-responder captains at hurricane disaster response conference in New Orleans, Louisiana
“Scott, people love to listen to you. You are a fun speaker! MCLAs directors were entranced with you while listening to your video-talk.” ---Isabel Rojas-Williams, Executive Director, Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA), after a consultation on mural conservation and restoration
“As an author and expert in the human resource industry, I believe that Save Your Stuff has an essential message for the workplace and emergency preparedness/disaster planning. Scott Haskins message is clear, his continuing education is top quality, and I am intent on getting the word out to all of my contacts in the industry.
The human resource and recruiting industries will embrace this informative and practical approach to preventive care of important articles that address the workplace. Industries and organizations need to pay attention, as emergencies and unexpected complications seem to be every bit as much a part of our work life as they are a part of home life. I look forward to sharing the details contained herein with my many contacts throughout my industry.” --- Rayanne Thorn, http://www.rayannethorn.com, nationally recognized HR resource and blogger
“If there is one book to have when there is a disaster . . . this is it! This will be a bestseller.” --- Andrew Linick, The Linick Group, Inc., New York
“This is such a great book! Im going to have all my workers read it so we can earthquake-proof my clients homes.” --- Debbie Medlin, small business - housecleaning services, mother of three, California
“This informal, even whimsical book . . . is particularly valuable because of its practicality. It offers sound instruction rather than high-minded scholarship to address the kinds of objects real people really have. This book is a valuable resource for reliable information.” --- Linda Monka, Editor of Antiques West newspaper, New York
“Your book is fantastic! I shoved a copy in a friends face and said, ‘You have to buy a copy of this book! Im going to get all my historical society and museum clients in the State of Wisconsin to buy a copy.” --- Mr. Tony Rajer, Conservator of Art, Madison, Wisconsin
“I think every gallery and collector should have a copy. Im going to tell everyone about it . . . in fact, can I have another copy of the book for a friend?” (I said yes) --- Joe Beeler, Cowboy Artist, Living Legend in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Arizona
“This is just the kind of book I was looking for. Well keep it handy in our reference library and use it to answer readers questions. I think all our readers should know about it.” --- Linda Krueger, Editor, Collectors News, Iowa
“In my region of the country, I am known as the ‘Earthquake Lady. Whenever the press wants to know something, Im the one in front of the camera. Im always getting questions about peoples personal items and Ive always had difficulty answering them. Now I can answer all their questions! Im so pleased to have found this book!” --- Dr. Joyce B. Bagley, Charleston Southern University, South Carolina
“We hand out information to the public on disaster planning and I will be happy to let them know about your book. We will keep our copy for ready reference.” --- Heather A. Lyle, Emergency Planner, City of Vancouver, Canada
“We had a painting that was worth $450,000.00; however, when we removed it from the wall and moved some furniture, I accidently put a leg through the painting. Although the repair was done flawlessly (by Scott Haskins) and the damage was invisible, the repaired painting was still devalued by $100,000.00. If you follow the suggestions in this book you will avoid much loss of value and heartache.” --- Art Gallery Owner, Carmel, California
“Thank you for How to Save Your Stuff from a Disaster. Its a great book and should sell like crazy.” --- Michael Clark, VP Marketing, Fitness Quest, Time Warner, Georgia
“We look forward to making the Save Your Stuff message an integral part of our preparedness information and education for government offices. Scott Haskins expertise is essential information.” --- Sareth Neak for Homeland Security Outlook (http://www.hsoutlook.com)
In 1994, in response to the Northridge Earthquake in the Los Angeles area, Scott Haskins was asked to write a pamphlet entitled ""How To Respond After An Earthquake."" 500,000 units were distributed to the public through the Human Resource department of The Bank of America Corporation. Following this event, he was asked to write ""Save Your Stuff in the Workplace"" because there was (and is) no other information available to the corporate and government world.
""Save Your Stuff"" fills the need for public outreach and education on the subject of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response. There is no other resource available to provide this information and education in an entrepreneurial way. The presentation of the educational information is unique in that it translates the professional conservation/preservationese into plain public English.
Scott M. Haskins has worked in the US and Europe as a professional art conservator since 1975. In addition, Scott, for many years, was an adult education teacher on how to preserve your treasured family history items. He works with the general public, historical societies, museums, corporations, private collectors, art galleries, city, state and federal governments and MOST IMPORTANT, he has helped tens of thousands of people, just like you, to save their “stuff.”
He is also an expert witness in the Los Angeles Supreme Court system and on the part of the federal government regarding public art issues. He has done consultation work for a long list of notable organizations including Pope Paul IIIs family, the Shroud of Turin project, the Historical Dept of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Getty Conservation Institute among many others.
Scott Haskins has written dozens of articles on what to do at home to take care of your stuff that has been published in corporate newsletters, art magazines, and other specialty publications and websites. He also wrote a pamphlet entitled “How To Respond After An Earthquake” of which over 500,000 were distributed in Los Angeles, through the human resource departments of the Bank of America after the Northridge Earthquake.
He has been personally involved in seven “major” California disasters: three earthquakes (Silomar ‘71, Whittier ‘89 and Northridge ‘94), two fires (Santa Barbara 90, 2008 and Oakland ‘93) and one flood (Santa Barbara 95) and has consulted with people on innumerable other accidents. He is the expert, providing important (essential!) information for those interested in preserving: family history, genealogy, scrapbooking, collectibles, old letters, memorabilia, old photos, books, art and frames that have been afflicted with mold, dirt, rips, broken ceramics and glass, vandalism, smoke, holes, tears and water damage caused by fires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, leaking water heaters, Father Time. . .or even grandchildren!
About the Author
Santa Barbara, California