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How To Protect a Children’s Hospital From Workplace Violence

When you think of healthcare facilities, you think of healing and safety. However, keeping hospitals safe for patients, staff, and visitors from workplace violence can be a difficult task. It’s a daily challenge for Jim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA, Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Domestic Violence Doesn’t Always Stay at Home

We often hear of violence in the workplace. Employers should also be aware that employees are not always the source of such violence. Domestic abuse can, and has spilled into the workplace, sometimes with tragic consequences. It’s a situation all too familiar to Lynn Fairweather, MSW, president of Presage Consulting and Training, LLC.

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Preparing a New Generation for Safe and Productive Business Travel

Millennials are taking the corporate world by storm. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, they will constitute one third of the labor force by 2024, meaning that more and more younger employees will be travelling for business.

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Did Supervisors Retaliate Against Employee for Reporting Safety Concerns?

Supervisors might be tempted to retaliate against an employee who makes their job more difficult, such as an employee who complains of unsafe working conditions. Supervisory retaliation can lead to potential legal claims against your organization. Through training, you can help supervisors understand relevant federal and state laws, as well as the ramifications of violating […]

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Safety Training Should Address Importance of Promoting Safe Work Environment

There are many compelling reasons to make workplace safety a priority, including federal and state laws requiring employers to provide a safe work environment and the negative effect that unsafe working conditions can have on morale, productivity, and retention. It is important to share those reasons during training.

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3 Hard Realities for HR Professionals—and How to Handle Them

As someone who works in behavior change for a living, I would like to help you take a fresh approach that you may have not previously considered. If you’re in the middle of an HR fiasco now, don’t run out for a glass of wine just yet. Here are three challenges (or hard realities) you […]

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Cheese Whizzes Who Made a Run for the Food Biz Awarded Unemployment

Employees of a cheese manufacturer decided to break into the food safety business while they were still employed by the company. The employer suspected cheese sabotage when it discovered its food safety and cheese-making manuals in the employees’ workspace and terminated their employment.

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HR’s Top HIPAA Compliance Misconceptions Dispelled

HIPAA has become synonymous with medical records privacy, for good reason. Enacted more than 20 years ago, it gives individuals the power to decide who has access to their health records and has forced major changes in the way health care providers, health plans and businesses handle records.

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