Do employees at your workplace know what to do if someone started shooting inside your building?
Unlike other types of safety training that employees use every day, active shooter instructions are the kind that you hope they’ll never have to depend upon. In the case of the mass shooting at the Walmart in El Paso, TX, active shooter training may have saved dozens of lives.
A federal agency looking into the exact causes of a toxic chemical leak at a DuPont plant in Texas that killed four workers says its investigation uncovered flawed safety procedures, design problems and inadequate planning.
The husband of a woman beheaded at work by a former co-worker will receive survivor’s benefits under workers’ comp, following a judge’s approval.
Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a serious injury or fatality to focus attention on a particular workplace hazard. That’s exactly what has happened following the fatal shooting of a doctor at a Veterans Affairs clinic in El Paso, Texas.
The FBI recently stated in a report, “We now live in the age of public shootings.” Here’s the training program Best Buy developed to defend against this growing safety threat.
The head of the National Safety Council calls it their “moon shot goal.” The organization wants to eliminate accidental deaths in our lifetime.
More reaction to the fatal movie theater shooting in Colorado: A major city releases a public service announcement with tips for surviving a workplace shooting. Also: New developments in the UCLA death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji. Is it time for a universal, nationwide motorcycle helmet law? And investigators look into why a Six Flags […]
In this week’s Safety News Summary: You’ve got a shooter (like in the Aurora theater). What do you do? Heavy patients are weighing down hospital workers. It’s not just workplaces that are getting louder. And 21 people attending a motivational seminar burn their feet while fire walking.
When is a victim’s spouse eligible for workers’ comp benefits following a death due to workplace violence? This active shooter case spells out what the law says in one state.
Which posts were most read on Safety News Alert in 2018? Here’s a top-10 list of what your peers in workplace safety have clicked on:
A video that shows how safety gear saved a worker’s life. A regulatory break from OSHA. The top causes of accidental death. And the “hash brown defense.” These are the stories that top Safety News Alert’s Year in Safety 2019.
A workplace accident at an oilfield sent an employee to the hospital with head trauma. But that was only the beginning of one company’s difficulties as it got ensnared in a legal battle with a state safety department.
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