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Fears About Worker Shootings Prompt New Business Tactics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Security is not subtle at the sprawling campus of human resources technology giant Paycom in Oklahoma City. Off-duty police officers roam the grounds, bolstering the company’s own force of armed guards. A basement command center that looks …

Travelers’ 2017 Risk Index: Top Worries Center on Cyber, Driving and Workplace

According to the latest Travelers Risk Index, 52 percent of consumers say they think the world is getting riskier, down from 63 percent when the survey was launched in 2013. The 2017 index identifies the overall perception of risks for …

Leadership’s Role in Returning Employees to Work After a Disaster

Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …

Montana Says Workplace Injuries Decline

The state is reporting that workplace injuries and illnesses declined last year in Montana. An annual survey from the Department of Labor and Industry found 5.0 injuries and illnesses per hundred full time workers in 2010. That is down from …

New Mexico’s Workplace Deaths Decreased in 2010

The number of workplace fatalities in New Mexico decreased in 2010 when compared to the previous year. A study by the New Mexico Environment Department says preliminary figures shot there were 38 work-related deaths in 2010. There were 42 such …

West Virginia Workplace Deaths Double in 2010

Ninety-five workers were killed in on-the-job incidents in West Virginia in 2010, more than double the 41 workplace deaths that occurred the previous year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. The preliminary 2010 total, which includes 29 coal …

Okla. Workplace Deaths up in 2010, As Jobs Added

Oklahoma workplace deaths rose 11 percent last year, but the increase was likely caused by people returning to work following the steep economic downturn of the year before, a federal official said. There were 91 work-related deaths in Oklahoma in …

Boeing Arrest Points to U.S. Workplace Drug Problems

The arrest of more than three dozen people on drug charges at a Boeing military aircraft plant highlights the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by U.S. workers, experts said Friday. Federal authorities Thursday charged 37 people, all but one …

Virginia Workplace Fatalities Hit New Low in 2010

The number of workplace fatalities in Virginia last year fell to the lowest level since the state began reporting such data in 1992. The Virginian-Pilot reports the number of fatalities fell to 104 from 119 in 2009. The state Department …

Pennsylvania Bottler Fined $111K Over Workplace Violations

Federal regulators say they have cited an eastern Pennsylvania bottling company after finding two dozen workplace safety and health violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it’s levying nearly $111,000 in fines against A-Treat Bottling Co. OSHA says …