Virginia Beach Office Shooter Resigned on Day of Attack in Latest Case of Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A veteran city engineer who shot and killed 12 people at an office in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he worked for years “resigned the morning of the attack” in the latest case of workplace violence that has plagued employers and employees in the recent past, according to …

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SHRM Research Reveals Nearly Half of HR Professionals Experienced Workplace Violence

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries – has released research that reveals nearly half of surveyed HR professionals (48 percent) said their organization had at some point experienced workplace violence.

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More than 5K Fatal Workplace injuries occured in US in 2016.

More than 5,000 Fatal Workplace Injuries Occurred in United States in 2016

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has revealed a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2016 – a 7 percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported in 2015 – resulting in the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities …

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OSHA Designates Inaugural Safe and Sound Week to Raise Awareness of Workplace Safety and Health Programs

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated June 12 to 18, 2017, as the inaugural “Safe + Sound Week” to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. More information about Safe + Sound Week is at www.osha.gov/safeandsoundweek/.

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Workplace Safety Index Finds One Billion Dollars Spent Each Week on Injuries in U.S. Workplaces

  Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index produced by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has found more than $1 billion is spent each week on serious but non-fatal injuries in workplaces in the United States. The Workplace Safety Index ranks the top ten causes …

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