Tag Archives: Workplace Violence

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 of disabling work-related injuries and their direct costs. Continue reading

Jury Awards Over $1 Million in Negligent Hiring Lawsuit Involving Workplace Violence


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A jury in Texas has awarded more than $1 million in a negligent hiring lawsuit filed against a company on behalf of an employee and war hero who was killed on the job by a co-worker that claimed the company knowingly providing an unsafe workplace for employees, according to a report from The Orange Leader. Continue reading

Workplace Violence Deaths by Co-Workers on the Rise


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Although the number of deaths related to workplace violence by co-workers remains relatively small, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows this type of workplace violence incident is rising nationwide, according to the article ‘Active shooters at work on rise’ on the Houston Chronicle website. Continue reading

On-Air Shooting of Journalists a Tragic Case of Workplace Violence

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The tragic shooting deaths of two journalists during a live on-air broadcast who worked for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia by a former colleague who was fired from his job is an example of “the widespread prevalence of workplace violence,” according to a CNN Political Commentary posted on the WDBJ7.com website. Continue reading

OSHA Releases Update to Preventing Workplace Violence Guidelines


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers that highlights the most effective ways to reduce the risk of violence in various healthcare and social service settings. The complete report from OSHA is available at https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf. Continue reading

NFL Expands Background Checks for Draft


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Football League (NFL) conducted background checks on all top college players in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft taking place April 30th to May 2nd in Chicago, IL, and every team in the league was given the information uncovered in those screenings, according to an article on NFL.com. Continue reading

Workers Memorial Day Observed on April 28


Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Workers Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28 and honors workers who have died on the job or who experienced hazardous exposures at work. The day is also a chance to recommit to safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. The date April 28 is also the day the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was officially formed in 1971. For more information about events on Workers Memorial Day 2015, visit https://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker_memorial_2015.html. Continue reading

Workplace Violence Rate Against Government Employees Three Times Greater than Private Sector Workers

The average annual rate of workplace violence perpetrated against local, county, state, and federal government employees in 2011 was three times greater than that of private sector workers, according to the report ‘Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994–2011 (NCJ 241349)’ released by the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The April 2013 report, part of the ‘Violence in Workplace Series,’ is available at http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/wvage9411.pdf. Continue reading

Workplace Violence Accounts for Nearly One in Every Five Fatal Work Injuries in US

Preliminary statistics from the 2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that nearly one in every five fatal work injuries was attributed not to accidents but to workplace violence. The CFOI found that of the 4,609 total fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2011, 780 fatalities – or nearly 17 percent – were a result of violence and other injuries by persons or animals. For more information about the 2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), visit: http://stats.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#2011. Continue reading

Workplace Violence Observed or Experienced by One in Eight Federal Workers According to MSPB Report

According to a report from the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) ‘Employee Perceptions of Federal Workplace Violence,’ approximately 13 percent of Federal employees – about one in eight – observed or experienced workplace violence between 2008 and 2010. The MSPB report, which was conducted in 2010 and received responses from 42,000 federal employees at 30 agencies, is at: http://www.mspb.gov/netsearch/viewdocs.aspx?docnumber=759001&version=761840&application=ACROBAT. Continue reading