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Oct 01 2014

Terror at work: Workplace violence warning signs

WAAYTVBy Demetria McClenton

Three violent acts in the workplace, in just the last week. It got us thinking; what are the warning signs? There was the UPS shooting in Birmingham, a co-worker beheading in Oklahoma, and an air-traffic controller in Illinois who set a fire, then slit his own throat. Those incidents are just the ones that made national headlines.

Read the entire article on: WAAYTV.com
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/terror-work-workplace-violence-warning-signs/

Sep 30 2014

Ontario WSIAT Strikes Down Mental Stress Restrictions

August/September 2014 digital edition of Canadian Occupational SafetyBy Cheryl A. Edwards

Workplace bullying, harassment and violence remain prominent Canadian occupational health and safety issues. Decades of ongoing and increasing events of harassment and violence at work have given rise to significantly expanded workplace safety laws, to the point that most OHS legislation and regulations across Canada now include obligations for employers to protect workers from workplace violence and harassment.

Read the entire article on: Canadian Occupational Safety

Related: Help for anyone being bullied at work
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/ontario-wsiat-strikes-mental-stress-restrictions/

Sep 29 2014

A Policy For Guns In The Workplace

ASIS Security ManagementBy Kenneth J. Miller

Companies should implement a comprehensive policy that looks at the issue holistically and addresses not only guns, but violence in the workplace. The first step is to develop a multidisciplinary team to frame the issue and develop appropriate policies. The team should include: HR representatives, legal, finance, IT, and security. The leader of the team should be personally selected by the CEO. When the CEO selects a representative and gives that person the authority to make decisions and develop policies, the CEO is signaling approval and a high level of support that is essential to the success of the policy. Additionally, the team may benefit from bringing in expert consultants to assist them in identifying and mitigating risk, and in developing policies or best practices that have been successful in other organizations.

Read the entire article on: SecurityManagement.com
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/policy-guns-workplace/

Sep 26 2014

Dealing with a bully boss

FoxBusinessBy Donna Fuscaldo

Bullying doesn’t only happen on the playground or online. Lots of adults are bullied on a regular basis thanks to bully bosses.According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, 27% of employees have experienced some form of bullying in the office while 72% know bullying in the office is happening.

Read the entire article on: FoxBusiness.com

Related: Help for anyone being bullied at work
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/dealing-bully-boss/

Sep 26 2014

Survey: Bullies Moving from High School to the Workplace

BullyBy Mark Huffman

For young people who feel bullied at school, graduation and emergence into the work force might appear to hold relief. But then, they might be in for a rude shock.

When CareerBuilder.com, an employment website, looked into whether bullying was a problem in the workplace, the results were surprising. Bullies don’t stay in high school their entire lives – they graduate and get jobs too.

Read the entire article on: ConsumerAffairs.com

Related: Help for anyone being bullied at work
 

Permanent link to this article: http://workplaceviolence.org/survey-bullies-moving-high-school-workplace/

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