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Safety and Workplace Violence

Mumbai Attacks, Piracy Heighten Need to Manage Deadly Risks

December 18, 2008
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A recent survey of 600 large multinational companies found that less than half track terrorism as part of their risk monitoring process.
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Execs’ Shooting a Stark Reminder of Security Needs

December 3, 2008
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The shootings at SiPort, a small semiconductor company in California, took the lives of Marilyn Lewis, head of HR; Brian Pugh, VP for operations; and Sid Agrawal, the company’s co-founder and chief executive.
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TOOL Deaths in the Workplace

December 2, 2008
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2007 was the safest year since 1992 for employees in terms of work-related fatalities, a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. Employers may be able to use the facts and figures, which are broken down by categories such as state, gender and industry sector to reiterate safety points to their workforces.
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Its Not All About Becoming a Manager

November 21, 2008
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Commentary: Too often, promotion in organizations is inextricably tied to becoming a manager. And not everyone is cut out for that. By identifying top performers and publicly letting them know that they are extremely valuable to us, we can reward the performance we seek and give individuals the opportunity to continue to grow with our companies as individual contributors or as managers, depending upon their desires and talents.
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Tension Levels Rise as Recruiters Deliver the Bad News

November 12, 2008
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With unemployment rising, recruiters are increasingly caught between rejected job candidates who demand explanations and policies that require stonewalling.
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TOOL Preventing Gun Violence in the Workplace

November 11, 2008
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The report may be helpful to companies seeking to prevent incidents at the office or in shaping no-weapons policies.
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Dealing With New Guns-at-Work Laws

November 5, 2008
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In a growing number of states, an employer cannot bar its employees from bringing guns to work and leaving them in their cars. Compliance puts a company at risk of violating its obligation to protect its employees, while noncompliance subjects the company to civil or criminal penalties, or both. Here is a look at the laws and steps employers can take to ensure safe workplaces.
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CEOs Death in India Alerts Multinationals to Workplace Issues

October 29, 2008
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The incident at Graziano Transmissioni comes at a time when violent protests led the Tata Group to rethink plans for its Nano car. Waves of violence also have affected a Korean steel maker and Indonesia’s Salim Group.
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Workplace Injuries Decline in 2007, Bureau of Labor Statistics Says

October 27, 2008
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Officials say the decline was largely due to workplace safety education, training and enforcement of guidelines.
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Citing Safety Concerns, Union Wants Peoples Gas to Add Staff

October 23, 2008
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A union is calling on the utility to hire 1,000 workers to address shortcomings in the handling of gas leaks outlined in a recent report on safety procedures at the Chicago company.
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