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Safety and Workplace Violence

Court Fired Worker Must Prove Danger Met Standard

March 11, 2009
The decision by a Connecticut federal district court involved a worker who claimed he was discharged for complaining about his employer’s alleged violation of public policy requiring employers to provide a reasonably safe workplace.
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With Layoffs on the Rise, Retaliation Risks Grow

January 30, 2009
Some experts expect violent incidents to rise during the next several months because the number of layoffs at companies nationwide is expected to increase. While there is no ironclad guarantee someone will not become violent after being laid off or fired, there are steps companies can take to significantly mitigate the risk.
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TOOL Deaths in the Workplace

December 2, 2008
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
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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