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Safety and Workplace Violence

Preventing Violence An Organizational Self-Assessment

April 28, 2005
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Companies can limit exposure to violence in the workplace by prescreening employees, having a workplace violence policy and a threat response team in place, and building good relationships with outside law enforcement.
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A Left Turn For Safety at UPS

February 28, 2005
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Facing high injury rates, UPS departed from 90 years of management tradition and called on workers to help solve the problem.
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Death and Danger Mount for Contractors in Iraq

January 31, 2005
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More than 200 civilians working for U.S. government contractors have died in Iraq since the spring of 2003. Some wonder how many companies will continue sending workers there.
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Tyson’s “Bill of Rights”

January 28, 2005
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A copy of the “team member bill of rights” which the food company has posted in all of its plants around the United States.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> We Have a Longtime Employee with a History of Belligerence. Is It Too Late to Reverse His Behavior

December 17, 2004
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As a new employee with human resources duties incorporated into my finance duties, I am uncertain how to address a long-known situation that has not been handled. An employee of 20 years has a history of being belligerent. In one instance last week, he stated to another member of the management team and to me that he "did not want to have to get into someone’s face in a minute." After that, he stormed out of the office. Most disturbing, the other team member responded that "we’re hoping he retires" soon. I’ve worked for the company for a few months and feel uncomfortable that someone can make threats, while management simply hopes to ride out the time until the employee’s retirement. What’s the best way of addressing this tense situation?
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Domestic Violence No Longer a Private Problem

September 3, 2004
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To save lives, stave off lawsuits and maintain productivity, some employers have decided that domestic violence should be a corporate concern. Several have created awareness and education programs for managers and employees.
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Dangerous Business

June 1, 2004
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It might seem tough to recruit employees to work 16-hour days that begin with the donning of flak jacket. But offer salaries of $20,000 a month and it's easy to find people with the right job skills. Then comes the hard part: deciding if they have the right stuff for work in a war zone.
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The Costs of Hardship and Danger

May 29, 2004
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Is it more dangerous in Yemen, Kosovo or Pakistan?
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On the Trail of the Security-Cleared Employee

January 30, 2004
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The labor shortage is alive and well when it comes to job candidates with security clearance. Demand for such employees outstrips supply. Even with niche job boards and aggressive payments for employee referrals, businesses are having a tough time filling critical jobs.
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A Security & Safety Readiness Assessment

January 30, 2004
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Measure the preparedness of your facilities, security, training and front-desk area.
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