Corizon Health Inc., which provides medical, dental and mental-health services to inmates at correctional facilities nationwide, including the Rikers Island facility in New York City, will implement changes to reduce workplace violence hazards for employees at its locations.
Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, OSHA announced that it is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls.
On International Workers’ Day, the Berkeley, CA-based health publisher Hesperian is celebrating by releasing a one-of-a-kind resource on workers’ health and safety. More than a decade in the making and drawing on the experiences of workers and health educators from every continent, this book aims to provide essential information to workers themselves, those who are the best placed and the most highly motivated to prevent the devastating factory disasters that all too often dominate the news.
When most people think about going into work every day, they probably assume a few things. One of those things is that they won’t be physically assaulted while doing their job. That they will go home at the end of the day without being injured or killed.
Twenty-three million young people are expected to seek summer jobs this year, many entering the workplace for the first time. There is often little or no workplace violence training for young workers on the job, despite life-threatening risks.
Improved prevention is a group effort, says former doc & personality disorder sufferer
May 22, 2014
Shocking acts of public violence continue to dominate the news: Shootings at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard – considered workplace incidents; a stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school. About two million employees are affected by workplace violence every year, according to OSHA.
Gunman would "joke around about shooting up his workplace"
April 29, 2014
As the six FedEx workers who were shot Tuesday at a Georgia facility continue to recover, there are still no answers for why 19-year-old Geddy Kramer, the alleged shooter, brought a shotgun to work and opened fire on his fellow employees.