A new study from emergency communications provider AlertMedia finds that U.S. workers are more concerned than ever about their safety in the workplace. The Austin-based company’s inaugural State of Employee Safety Report polled more than 2,000 full-time employed American workers 18 or older about their perceptions of workplace safety. The study found that 90% of respondents believe […]
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I am still agog at the Antonio Brown situation several days later. For those of you who don’t follow sports or the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver (and generational talent) can be combustible. Since building a Hall of Fame-worthy career over many years in Pittsburgh, he’s unfortunately become fodder more for tabloid-esque behavior than his […]
Major depressive disorder affects many Americans. In 2017, about seven percent of U.S. adults endured at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. When the depressive episodes occur at work, they can create tough HR challenges. On May 27, 2021, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers […]
On March 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus its enforcement efforts on preventing employees from contracting COVID-19 and protecting those who report unsafe working conditions. In general, an NEP is a method by which OSHA temporarily focuses its resources on a specific danger or […]
According to a recent Data & Society Research Institute study, surveillance inside the modern-day workplace is changing and evolving alongside the development of newer technologies and their ever-expanding capabilities.
Millions of injuries and thousands of deaths occur in the workplace every year, costing the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars. And some experts believe that visual literacy training in the workplace can significantly help bring those numbers down.
On Friday, February 15, 2019, a gunman named Gary Martin shot and killed five of his coworkers, wounded one coworker, and injured five police officers.
Nearly 3 million on-the-job injuries occur each year. These injuries may often result in significant disruptions and costs to your company, as well as your employees and their families. While not all are considered serious, more than one-third of on-the-job injuries require time off work to facilitate recovery.
Last year, Google made international headlines but probably not for reasons it was pleased with. The big news involved 20,000 Google staff who walked out in protest over what they saw as discrimination, racism, sexual harassment, and a workplace culture they argued poorly handled such incidents.
In October, domestic violence training became mandatory for Nashville metro employees, and many other states and employers are beginning to offer or already do offer this type of training, too. But should you? First, consider the information outlined below.