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Safety and Workplace Violence

OSHA Fines United Airlines for Numerous Workplace Safety Violations

May 22, 2008
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This is the second time this month that United has run afoul of OSHA regulations. The Chicago-based airline was cited on May 2 for 44 violations.
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Florida Business Groups Fire Off Lawsuit in Showdown Over Gun Law

April 21, 2008
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The law, which was signed by Gov. Charlie Crist on April 15, is scheduled to take effect July 1. But the Florida Retail Federation and the Florida Chamber of Commerce hope that doesn’t happen.
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OSHA Contacts Employers With High Injury Rates

March 10, 2008
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is notifying 14,000 employers that their injury and illness rates are more than double the national average.
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OSHA Safety Equipment Standard Done

November 20, 2007
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After nearly nine years, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule that says employers will have to pay the full cost for almost all personal safety equipment used by their workers.
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Amid Wildfires, Flex Is Key to Getting Workers Back on Job

October 30, 2007
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The wildfires that ravaged San Diego County proved to be an opportunity and a test for employers competing to retain highly coveted technology workers.
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Depression Intervention Aids Productivity

September 28, 2007
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Systematically identifying and treating employees’ depression symptoms is likely to result in higher job retention, fewer sickness-related absences and increased worker productivity, a study has found.
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Managing in the Heat Takes a Lot of Planning ... and Water

August 30, 2007
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The practices aren’t new or revolutionary: drink water, alternate work and rest periods, wear protective clothing and sunscreens, and schedule work at night or early in the morning when it’s cooler.
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Firms Ratchet Up Efforts to Boost Security

August 17, 2007
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Security is a huge concern in India and is taken seriously by both client and vendor, since Indian companies win contracts that give them access to a client’s proprietary information. Clients often perform random security audits on their Indian vendors.
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It iCould-i Happen Here

July 13, 2007
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While some corporations have addressed potential workplace violence with adequate preventive policies, others have ignored the training needed for human resources professionals and other managers to identify the early warning signs of a potentially dangerous employee.
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Florida Workplace Gun Bill Shoots Blanks, But May Reload

May 21, 2007
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A Florida measure that would have allowed employees to keep guns locked in their cars on company grounds may be dead for now, but observers say it will be back next year.
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