Homicide as the cause of death in the workplace has risen from ninth in 2015 to fourth in 2018. OSHA has increasingly invoked the General Duty Clause to require employers to protect workers from workplace violence from bullying to homicides.
A good starting point for all employers when attempting to minimize the risk of workplace violence is to conduct a hazard assessment, and then provide employees with the protective measures needed to eliminate or reduce exposure to potential hazards.
Being fired for refusing to safety glasses was apparently what set in motion a deadly rampage at a suburban Chicago manufacturing facility in February. Before it was over, the company’s human resources manager who’d done the firing was dead, along with four other employees and the gunman. Six police offers were injured in the incident.
Two UPS employees were rescued this morning after being taken hostage by a gunman who was the ex-boyfriend of one of the hostages. The drama unfolded in the loading dock area at a UPS facility in Logan Township, New Jersey.
No training can fully prepare emergency responders for a disaster or mass shooting, but coaching, hands-on training and virtual reality experiences can improve responses.
That was the goal of classes and training in a first-ever public safety forum at Shenandoah University on. The forum was attended by area firefighters, paramedics, police and other officials.
Savannah River Remediation (South Carolina) is implementing a virtual reality program to help new employees get a feel for walking in unfamiliar and unusual environments where tripping hazards can be common. In virtual reality, users wear a headpiece with goggles, foot and belt sensors, and hold hand controllers while “walking” through the simulations.
With so many educational opportunities and booths to visit, it can be difficult to make sure you’re getting the most out of Safety 2018. Here are a few of this week’s standout activities.
Workplace violence and active shooters are the focus of a panel discussion that will have experts from the FBI, law enforcement and employee assistance talk about ways to reduce risks.
Terrified employees trying to avoid being targets during yesterday’s mass shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno relayed their experiences and feelings through Twitter.
The shooter was reportedly 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam, a San Diego resident who police say may have been angry at the company for what she perceived as a “suppression” of her online videos.
Once upon a time, dangers in the workplace focused solely on equipment issues or malfunctions. In today’s work environment you must be aware of other risks such as extreme weather conditions, internal threats and updates on the location of onsite construction.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. introduces Active Shooter/Active Threat online training
February 1, 2017
A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) study identified 200 active shooter incidents in the U.S. from 2000-2015 that killed or wounded a total of 1,274 people. To help organizations improve employee response and survival in these unpredictable and quickly evolving situations, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has introduced the Active Shooter/Active Threat training program.