Tag: violence prevention

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Workplace Violence Citations Upheld by Federal Judge

A Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge, Dennis Phillips, found hospital management companies UHS of Delaware Inc. and Premier Behavioral Health Solutions of Florida Inc. exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence at a Bradenton, Florida, psychiatric facility. Phillips assessed […]

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Violence Prevention: An Expert Suggests You M.O.V.E.

Violence prevention is once again top of mind after two recent shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. We’re revisiting an EHS on Tap podcast where we spoke with a workplace violence prevention expert on how you can take a proactive stance within your organization. Read on for the transcript of our conversation with Hector Alvarez, a […]

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How Well Do You Understand the Links Between Workplace Violence and Substance Abuse?

Do you prefer to read rather than listen? If so, you won’t miss out on our latest episode of EHS on Tap! Read the transcript of our recent conversation with Patrick Prince, associate vice provost and chief threat assessment officer for the University of Southern California, on the intersection of workplace violence and substance abuse. […]

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The Costs of Ignoring Workplace Violence

According to OSHA, nearly 2 million American workers report that they are victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, even more instances of violence go unreported at organizations each year. Why? Because of a lack of preventive measures, policies, or mandated workplace violence training programs. And the costs are potentially huge.

All the Pieces of the Elephant: The Importance of Speaking Up to Prevent Mass Shooters

Remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant? Each man forms an incorrect conclusion about what the elephant is like, based on limited information. The man touching the elephant’s tail concludes that an elephant is like a rope. The man touching its tusk believed that the elephant was more like a spear. The […]

Listening for Leaks: Tools for Predicting and Preventing Active Shooters

One of the most important tools for preventing workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities is a hazard assessment. Situations are analyzed to determine the risks they pose, and then employers decide how best to control those risks. Unfortunately, one increasingly common hazard has thus far defied our ability to predict and prevent it—mass shootings.