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Ford Improves Worker Safety, Hollywood-Style

May 25, 2011
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
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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What to Do About Body Art at Work

March 24, 2010
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
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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