The report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO), features state and federal data on worker fatalities, injuries and illnesses, as well as worker protections. In particular, the report examines some of the industries and workers most affected by the pandemic. In addition, it found that workplace violence is the second leading cause of occupational fatalities.
The South African government published a draft code of good practice on the prevention and elimination of violence and harassment in the workplace and covers a number of areas including sexual harassment and online bullying. The code applies to all business sectors both public and private across across the country.
Every year, according to a Justice Department study, approximately 18,700 violent workplace events are committed by an intimate of the victim: a current or former spouse, lover, partner, or boyfriend/girlfriend.
Driven by the increase in work place and school violence, the omni-present threat of terrorism and the large number of natural disasters, the last decade saw vast improvements in emergency communication and safety technology.
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) has partnered with Florida State Sen. Keith Perry (R-Gainesville) and Florida State Rep. Michael Beltran (R-Tampa), to address violence against transit employees and other uniformed public servants throughout the state.
ON DEMAND: Healthcare organizations often overlook the security needs of freestanding clinics and offices. In this webinar, Alan Lynch, Network Director of Safety & Security for St. Luke’s University Health Network, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., offers best practices to help you address the security risks in ambulatory care centers and physician offices.
ON DEMAND: There are few situations a security professional will face that is more serious than a potential workplace violence threat. Every security professional knows and understands that all employers have a legal, ethical and moral duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and respond to threats of violence in their workplace.
ON DEMAND: Locations that were once considered safe havens such as schools, places of worship and healthcare institutions are no longer immune to acts of violence, and that includes healthcare, such as hospitals, emergency rooms, and facilities that provide healthcare outside of a hospital environment.
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.