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Conference: California Workers’ Comp Should Embrace Innovation

The workers’ compensation market apparently needs to do some catching up where it concerns technology. “Historically we’ve been really slow to adapt to technology and innovation,” said Shaun Jackson, executive director of risk management at Panda Restaurant Group. Jackson was …

Mass Shootings Prompt Businesses to Train Staff on Warning Signs

NEW YORK — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow’s staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement …

McDonald’s Workers Want OSHA to Investigate Pattern of Violence

Every 36 hours on average, American local news outlets deliver a new report on violence at a McDonald’s. A group of employees in Chicago say workers bear the brunt of such incidents — enough to constitute a pattern of regular …

Commission Ruling Adds to Pressure for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

A federal commission decision that an employer had a duty to protect a social services worker who was stabbed to death by a client, even though the company did not violate any specific safety standard, reinvigorated advocates who are calling …

General Dynamics Employee Charged with Making Threats against Co-Workers

Police say an employee of a Connecticut company that builds submarines for the U.S. Navy has been charged with making a “credible threat” against the lives of specific co-workers. Police say 39-year-old Edward Lesniak, of Coventry, Rhode Island, is charged …

Tragically, U.S. Workplace Shootings Tick Upward

Fatal workplace shootings, like the one Monday in Orlando, Florida, are ticking upward in the United States, government statistics show. Revenge against an employer, romantic partner or co-workers often is the motive, experts say. Reports of workplace violence are quick …

Staying Ahead of Workplace Violence by Identifying Behaviors of Concern

In most incidents involving violence in the workplace, there are warning signs that precede an event, according to Jim Satterfield, president, COO and founder of crisis coaching firm Firestorm. According to a Firestorm survey, more than 90 percent of employees …

Planning for the Worst: Terrorism and Workplace Violence

Several recent manmade events, including the attack at Pulse nightclub in Florida and the Belgium airport terrorist bombing, highlight the vulnerability of the workplace. Workplace violence costs employers over $120 billion a year, according to the National Institute for Occupational …

Insurance Agency Owner Requires Workers Carry Firearm at the Office

The decision by the owner of a small insurance company to require his employees to carry firearms at the office has sparked a debate: Would having a gun on the job make you safer, or is it inviting violence into …

Report: 58 Massachusetts Workplace Fatalities in 2011

Fifty-eight workers across Massachusetts were killed on the job in 2011, including ten firefighters who died from work-related cancer and heart disease. That’s according to an annual report released by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupation Safety …