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.
For the second consecutive year, crimes including assault, robbery, theft, burglary and rape have increased, according to a recent National Crime Victimization Survey published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The two-year ascension ends a two-decade decline.
OSHA has launched a new educational Web resource which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems. The materials include fact books, self-assessments and best practice guides.
An argument against seatbelt laws, strategies for coping with a workplace shooter and accusations of “unprecedented vitriol” against Republican lawmakers all made appearances in the ISHN Blog this year. Here’s a sampling of passionate voices from the EHS community:
Recent high-profile incidents of workplace violence have helped confirm its status as a significant hazard, one that can take its place among others that can threaten worker safety, such as vapor releases and fires.
Approximately 3,000 workers at the Washington Navy Yard were ordered to stay in place this morning after a man armed with an assault rifle, shotgun and handgun opened fire, killing 12 people and wounded at least eight others, news sources are reporting.
Among the articles in the February 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we feature the latest in hand protection and PPE, see four bonus articles on safety trends, Mediterrean diet and male menopause, hand protection, and safety gloves, read about anxiety's role in the workplace, and much more.