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Safety and Workplace Violence

OSHA Tightens Its Fall Protection Rules

November 17, 2011
The new directive states that all residential construction industry employers must protect their workers who are engaged in work at six feet or more above lower levels by conventional fall protection systems or by other fall protection measures.
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The Impact of Motors & Mobiles

November 4, 2011
Experts recommend that employers establish and enforce policies about talking or texting while driving on the job. As many companies have discovered, distracted drivers are a liability to themselves and other motorists—as well as the employers for whom they work.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Cope When Human Resources Is the Problem?

September 7, 2011
I provide organizational development services for a government agency. I've heard complaints from several employees about a human resource staffer, and the accusations sound like classic bullying behavior. Made aware of these complaints, our human resources director shrugs them off. We have policies against harassment based on gender and race, but none against "equal opportunity bullying." When neither policies nor decision-makers protect people, how do you advocate for change?
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