workplace violence Articles

  • Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

    Workplace violence affects health care and social service workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines workplace violence as “violent acts (including physical assaults and threats of assaults) directed toward persons at work or on duty.”4 This includes terrorism as illustrated by the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 that resulted in the deaths of 2,886 ...

  • Worksafe BC says health authorities are not doing enough to protect health care workers against violence.

    Workplace violence is a serious safety concern, especially among health care workers who suffer the highest rate of assaults of any industry. Under employment laws employers have an important obligation to protect or address workplace violence. However, statistics from WorkSafeBC show 3722 health care workers were injured by violence at work between 2005 and 2012. Every year about two million ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Why Workplace Fairness is Critical to Building Safety Culture

    Many workplace leaders underline the importance of having a “safety culture”, but beyond the statements, policies and procedures, what are the key elements that make a workplace culture truly safe? A prerequisite to creating a safety culture is to establish a culture of fairness characterized by respect and dignity for each workplace participant. This is because a culture of safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight – health and safety issues in the waterborne sector

    Working at sea is one of the most physically demanding and dangerous work environments. This is exacerbated by the fact that ships can be both workplace and homes, meaning seafarers are exposed to hazards at work as well as in their living environment. A new OSHwiki article ...

  • Calculating the cost of work-related stress and psychosocial risks

    1. Introduction Work-related psychosocial risks and stress, together with their associated negative health and business outcomes affect a remarkable number of European workplaces (EU-OSHA, 2014a, 2014b). Significant changes affecting workplaces over the last several decades and resulting in new occupational safety and health (OSH) challenges include global socio-political developments ...

  • Keeping the Ladies Safe

    In one of the worst work-related disasters in United States’ history, a fire accident in New York City which involved the Triangle Shirtwaist Company killed 146 out of 500 employees in 1911. The clothing factory workers were mainly young, female immigrants who worked long hours for low wages. These women died needlessly because the employer locked the doors to all the stairway ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Wal-Mart agrees to upgrade safety policies at 2,900 stores to settle OSHA charges

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve worker safety and health conditions in nearly 2,900 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, resolving two Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions over alleged violations at a store in New York state, the agency announced Aug. 7. The corporate-wide settlement includes provisions for Wal-Mart to improve safety and health policies and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Safety Training for an Interactive World

    Training is often a hardship for many safety managers. If it is not scheduling conflicts with the trainers, worker illnesses or other untimely and unforeseen situations, often it's training for a multi-language workforce... and let's not forget that costs are always an issue. Company mergers and acquisitions can cause training to be swept 'under the carpet' as well. And whatever the environment, ...


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