Recognizing workplace violence as a serious occupational hazard that has ranked among the top causes of death in workplaces in recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a directive on ‘Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace Violence’ that establishes general policy guidance and procedures for OSHA field offices …Continue reading "OSHA Issues Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Workplace Violence Incidents"
According to recently released preliminary results of the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a total of 4,547 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2010, a figure nearly identical to the final count of 4,551 fatal work injuries recorded in …Continue reading "US Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports More than 4,500 Fatal Work Injuries Recorded in 2010"
The second of five installments of the Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Background Check Trends of 2011 Review features the number eight trend, offshoring Personally Identifiable Information (PII) outside the U.S., and the number seven ranked background check trend of the year, workplace violence prevention. To view previous installments of the ESR Background Check Trends of 2011 …Continue reading "Part 2 of 2011 ESR Background Check Trends Review: Offshoring PII and Workplace Violence Prevention"
By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Fourth Annual ‘Top Ten Trends in Pre-Employment Background Screening’ for 2011 Trend No. 7: More Workplace Violence Prevention Education Helps Protect Employers and Employees A background screening trend that gained much attention in 2010 that will continue to …Continue reading "ESR Background Screening Trend 7 for 2011: More Workplace Violence Prevention Education Helps Protect Employers and Employees"
According to a press release from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), a recently released study revealed that more than half of the nurses surveyed by ENA – a mean of 54.8 percent – reported experiencing either physical or verbal abuse at work in the past seven days, which means that every week in the U.S., between …Continue reading "Emergency Department Violence Surveillance Study Finds Over Half of Emergency Nurses Surveyed Experienced Incidents of Workplace Violence"
By Lester Rosen, ESR President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Some experts believe that an emerging trend of women as workplace killers may be indicated by recent cases including a September 2010 incident in which a woman allegedly killed coworkers at the baking plant in Philadelphia where she worked after being suspended from her job. A story on The Philadelphia Inquirer …Continue reading "Recent Trend Shows Women Increasingly Becoming Involved in Workplace Violence Incidents"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog In yet another tragic case that adds to the recent rise in workplace violence incidents, a recently suspended employee who had worked at a Kraft Foods plant in Philadelphia, PA for the past 15 years is suspected of killing two co-workers while wounding a third. According to a report in …Continue reading "Suspended Employee Suspected of Killing Two Co-Workers in Workplace Violence Incident"
By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Writer In the wake of the tragic shooting spree on November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas that took the lives of 13 military personnel and wounded 32 others, the Department of Defense (DoD) is calling for more education about workplace violence as part of its final review of …Continue reading "Defense Department Report on Fort Hood Shooting Calls for More Education about Workplace Violence"
When a hired worker enters your home to perform a service that you requested, do you know to whom you are opening your door? So asks an article on HuffingtonPost.com — ‘Could You or a Loved One End Up Like Elizabeth Smart?’ — that shows why background checks are needed to uncover unsafe employees working in and …Continue reading "CAUSE Shows Background Checks Needed To Uncover Unsafe Service Employees Working In Homes"
By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources The recent headlines dealing with background checks demonstrate that to some extent, Americans are conflicted about the whole topic of background checks. On one hand, as reported in past blogs by Employment Screening Resources (ESR), discrimination and privacy advocates feel that background checks are too intrusive and unfair. The …Continue reading "Background Check Bashing -Either Too Much or Too Little Depending upon the Most Recent Headline"