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Recommendations for Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence

The preliminary results of the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2010 showed mixed results as to workplace violence. Specifically, workplace homicides declined 7% in 2010 to the lowest total ever recorded by the fatality census. But workplace homicides involving women increased by 13%.  Historically, 11,613 workplace homicide victims were reported between … Continue Reading

Should Preventing Work Place Violence Yield to an Employee’s Right to Bear Arms?

Employers trying to reduce workplace violence involving guns are running into opposition from gun rights activists and state legislatures as noted in the April 4-10 Bloomberg Businessweek, A Bring Your Gun to Work Movement Builds. Such legislation essentially forces employers to make a calculated choice between bad and worse: Violate gun laws or allow employees to have convenient … Continue Reading