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Ford Improves Worker Safety, Hollywood-Style

May 25, 2011
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Researchers are creating a multinational avatar based on Ford’s North American virtual workers Jack and Jill. The new avatar will reflect the sizes and shapes of workers at assembly plants across the globe.
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Spider-Man Fall Puts Focus on Safety

December 27, 2010
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The $65 million musical, the most expensive and ambitious ever done on Broadway, has faced many setbacks and delays in its attempt to open on the Great White Way. Most recently, the show’s producers announced they were delaying opening night by four weeks to Feb. 7 in order to make creative adjustments.
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Taking Control of Anger Management

October 20, 2010
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Experts believe the recession has put more employees on edge because of heavier workloads and worries about job security as colleagues are pushed out the door.
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Fatalities Decline Among Solid Waste and Recycling Firm Workers

August 25, 2010
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Total fatalities for all waste management and remediation service employees—including collection, landfill workers and other jobs—fell from 74 to 43 from 2008 to 2009.
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'There Is a New Sheriff in Town' What Employers Need to Know About OSHA Compliance Today

July 1, 2010
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The officials responsible for federal programs aimed at worker safety and health emphatically reject what they perceive as the failure of the Bush administration to protect employees. Here is an outline of the enforcement’s emphasis, and steps employers can take for their own protection and compliance.
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Court Executives Who Own Parking Lot Can Be Sued in Fall

May 19, 2010
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Executives of Connecticut employers may face new liability exposures, after a state court ruled that the workers’ comp exclusive remedy doctrine only shielded companies, not individuals from a negligence lawsuit by an injured employees.
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Suicides Spur Management Shake-Up at France Telecom

April 7, 2010
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Outgoing CEO Didier Lombard faced pressure to resign after two dozen suicides by workers during the past two years amid a restructuring effort.
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What to Do About Body Art at Work

March 24, 2010
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Although some employers, particularly in traditionally creative fields, may encourage employee displays of body art as a form of self-expression, many others worry that their employees’ visible body piercings and tattoos may be off-putting or even offensive to customers, investors and the public at large. Here are some suggestions for legally managing body art at work.
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Employers and the Prevention of Workplace Violence

March 9, 2010
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Commentary: For every headline-grabbing act of violence in the workplace, hundreds more—less dramatic in scale—go unreported each year. Although employers are not responsible for unknowable risk, victims or their families can hold employers accountable for those that they should have anticipated. Here are some preventive actions that companies can take to address the unpredictable results of human emotion and interaction.
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Migrant Workers Injury in Company Housing Ruled Compensable

February 18, 2010
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A fractured ankle a migrant worker received while living in employer-provided housing arose in the course of employment and is compensable, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.
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