Category Archives: Workplace Violence

The GEO Group must address workplace violence hazards as a result of corporate-wide settlement with US Department of Labor The GEO Group Inc., based in Boca Raton, Fla., has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2012 – Preliminary Results The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States for 2012. This number is down from a revised … Continue reading

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Employee conducting risk assessment stabbed to death OSHA cited Integra Health Management of Owings Mills, Maryland, with two violations following an incident in December 2012 in which a service coordinator was fatally stabbed by a patient in front of the … Continue reading

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Employee reported workplace violence The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, against Duane Thomas Marine Construction LLC and owner Duane Thomas for terminating an … Continue reading

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OSHA says safety violations found at convenience stores in Garland, Dallas and Mesquite In May of 2012 Nancy Harris, 76, died after the Garland Texas convenience store clerk was set on fire during a robbery. Police said Matthew Lee Johnson, … Continue reading

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Workplace violence has emerged as an occupational safety issue in many industries, especially in the late-night retail industry. However, employers can develop practical, effective strategies to protect their employees from serious risk and provide a safe, healthful working environment by … Continue reading

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Mississippi correctional facility run by GEO Group, Inc. cited by OSHA for workplace violence and other hazards; over $104,000 in fines The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited The GEO Group Inc. with six safety … Continue reading

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Warehouse and Retail Injuries and Deaths by the Numbers Working in a warehouse or retail outlet is generally perceived as being relatively safe and statistics mostly support that perception. Despite the low rates however, the absolute number of injuries/illnesses resulting … Continue reading

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OSHA Issues Compliance Directive on Enforcement of Workplace Violence Issues In early September OSHA issued a directive on Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace Violence. The directive establishes uniform procedures for OSHA field staff for responding to incidents … Continue reading

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OSHA recently updated its guidance document “Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments” that addresses issues causing late-night retail workers to be killed on the job. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, 167 retail trade workers … Continue reading

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