Tag: safety

Is Workplace Bullying Just Legal Harassment?

I recently sat down with Catherine Mattice, a consultant, coach, and trainer, to discuss the nature of workplace bullying. Research varies on how many people experience bullying, but they agree that the problem is widespread, destructive and, with the help of people like Mattice, solvable.

What Is the Worst that Could Happen?

So your organization doesn’t have a perfect safety record. Maybe some of the equipment is out of date or expired. But what is the worst that could happen? Well, your entire workforce might quit!

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How to Balance the Need for Surveillance Against Protected Activity?

We see it all the time on the news, on our social media websites, and in everyday life: video footage from someone’s cell phone capturing a moment, whether it’s a viral sensation or a mundane video of a cat napping. And sure enough, cellphone recordings happen in the workplace, too. Sometimes cellphone usage is acceptable […]

6 Features that Will Optimize Your Employee Onboarding Software

New employee onboarding used to be a one-size-fits-all affair. In the past few years, organizations have begun to realize the importance of a holistic approach wielding cutting-edge, technology-based eLearning materials to ease the orientation process and set up new team members for later success.

Are Your Workers Prepared for Workplace Emergencies?

Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) recently released findings from a new survey of 530 respondents that examined employee perceptions of workplace safety. The survey revealed that “workplaces miss the mark in critical communication and planning, and could be unprepared to meet the future needs of employees,” according to a Rave press release.

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Can Wearable Technology and Predictive Analytics Prevent Workplace Violence?

In late January, it was revealed that wearable activity trackers, such as Fitbit, were doing more than just tracking activity. These wearables were also sharing very sensitive military information, unbeknownst to its users. While wearables may pose a threat to your company’s secure data, could they potentially save your employees’ lives, too?

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.

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.