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Johns Hopkins Shooting Spurs Improvements to Hospital's Workplace Violence Response Program

October 10, 2012
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Following the shooting, part of the hospital's efforts to enhance its violence prevention planning included instructive courses with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit on identifying certain behavioral patterns that often predict a violent outburst.
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Same-Sex Partner Seeks Workers' Comp Survivor Benefits

September 26, 2012
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In October 2011, Fadely was shot and killed by a former hotel employee who had been fired by Fadely nine days earlier, court records show.
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Transparency is Vital to Helping Employees Cope with Workplace Violence

September 17, 2012
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Midmarket executives and managers often delay or defer training employees to more readily identify and report the warning signs of violent behavior for fear of exacerbating trauma-related anxieties stemming from the original incident, workplace violence experts say.
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Behavior, Environment Can Be Signals of Potential Workplace Violence

September 17, 2012
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The challenge for employers and their workers, of course, is determining how best to weight identification of warning signs against the limitless variations of context and severity that are inherent to real-life applications.
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Trucking Firm Ordered to Reinstate Whistle-Blower, Pay $315,000

August 28, 2012
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The award reflects $280,000 in back wages and interest, $15,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in punitive damages, OSHA said. The federal agency does not release the names of employees involved in whistle-blower complaints.
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Do You Know What to Do When Violence Invades Your Workplace?

August 27, 2012
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While there exists no foolproof way to protect your workplace against the kinds of tragedies that we've seen lately, these few steps can go a long way to putting you in the best place to deter and respond.
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YouTube Workplace Safety Video on Response to 'Active Shooter' Goes Viral

August 3, 2012
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The city of Houston's Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security produced the informational video, titled 'Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event' and released it after the Colorado movie theater incident.
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Homicides Accounted for 11 Percent of Workplace Fatalities in '09: NCCI

January 23, 2012
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From 1993 to 2009, the rate of workplace homicides fell 59 percent while the overall rate of homicides fell 47 percent, according to the study.
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Background-Check Tool Keeps Tabs on Sex Harassment Cases

December 1, 2011
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Since mid-2010, the latest technology tool by ebosswatch.com has been nearly as popular among human resources and hiring managers as it has been with job seekers.
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