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Disaster Preparedness: Tornadoes

May 22, 2013
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The destruction caused to the town of Moore, Oklahoma, by an unusually powerful tornado this week serves as a reminder to employers the importance of being prepared for natural disasters.
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To Deal With Superstorm Sandy's Aftermath, SHRM, OSHA Offer Key People Management Strategies

November 1, 2012
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The Society for Human Resource Management and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration offer answers to pay, leave and preparedness questions.
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YouTube Workplace Safety Video on Response to 'Active Shooter' Goes Viral

August 3, 2012
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The city of Houston's Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security produced the informational video, titled 'Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event' and released it after the Colorado movie theater incident.
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Mine Safety Agency Cites Tire, Mining Companies in Worker's Death

July 24, 2012
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Purcell Tire & Rubber Co. said it will contest citations from the Mine Safety & Health Administration over the Oct. 28, 2011, death of a mining tire technician at the Newmont USAgold mine in Carlin, Nevada.
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Homicides Accounted for 11 Percent of Workplace Fatalities in '09: NCCI

January 23, 2012
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From 1993 to 2009, the rate of workplace homicides fell 59 percent while the overall rate of homicides fell 47 percent, according to the study.
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Texas Gun Law Adds New Level of Vigilance for Employers

September 27, 2011
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More than a dozen states already have such laws and adding Texas to that group was a major coup for the gun rights lobby. Two previous bills had failed in the Legislature before SB 321—known as the Employee Parking Lot Bill—passed in May and was signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Handle a Mutiny in Our Senior Ranks?

July 28, 2011
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Both our CEO and I received a copy of an anonymous letter, purportedly from disgruntled senior managers. In it, the letter writers make highly unflattering remarks, attack the executive team and even use character assassination on members of the board of directors. It is painfully obvious that the person (or people) behind this letter carries a lot of anger and hostility. The issues have to do mainly with not tapping into the skill sets of managers, bringing on expatriates in high positions without first offering the jobs to locals, micromanagement and feeling belittled by upper management. How do we go about addressing these issues without knowing where the fire started? How do we begin to restore trust and harmony among this level of managers? The atmosphere is similar to a mutiny.
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