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10% of All Workplace Fatalities Due to Homicides

Homicides accounted for 10 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in the United States in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 500 workplace homicides in 2016, an increase of 83 cases from 2015. The 2016 total …

Shooter’s Family Says They Warned Police She Might Attack YouTube

The woman identified by police as the attacker who wounded three people at YouTube’s headquarters in California was a vegan blogger who accused the video-sharing service of discriminating against her, according to her online profile. Police said 39-year-old Nasim Najafi …

Workplace Is Hostile, Stressful, Grim Place for Many Americans

The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings: Nearly one in five workers …

Mass. Behavioral Health Facility Faces $207K in Fines for OSHA Violations

A Massachusetts behavioral health facility faces $207,690 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, 2017, OSHA issued UHS of Westwood Pembroke …

UPS Gunman in San Francisco Who Killed 3 Had Filed Grievance

A United Parcel Service driver who opened fire during a meeting with co-workers had filed a grievance that he was working excessive overtime and appeared to specifically go after the three drivers he killed before fatally shooting himself. Jimmy Lam, …

5 Killed at Orlando Factory by Fired Worker

A recently fired worker from an awning company in Florida followed through with a plan to kill his former colleagues, singling out five and fatally shooting them in the head before taking his own life, authorities said. John Robert Neumann …

U.S. Facing Rise in Workplace Homicides

Fatal workplace shootings, like the one Monday in Orlando, Florida, are ticking upward in the United States, government statistics show. Revenge against an employer, romantic partner or co-workers often is the motive, experts say. Reports of workplace violence are quick …

Q&A: MEMIC Safety Expert on Growth of Ergonomics, Workers’ Comp

Karl Siegfried, Senior Vice President of Loss Control & Safety Services at Portland, Maine-headquartered MEMIC Group recently spoke with Insurance Journal about the safety management team that is in place at MEMIC and the ways in which it seeks to …

As Active Shooter Incidents Increase, Industry Addresses Coverage ‘Gray Area’

There’s a new insurance market emerging in light of a disturbing reality in today’s world – active shooter risks. The new coverage is meant to address a gray area in insurance policies that may leave insureds vulnerable to claims in …

XL Catlin Unveils Workplace Violence Coverage for Mid-Size Companies

XL Catlin has introduced a new insurance policy to help mid-size companies in the U.S. respond and recover from incidents of workplace violence. According to Denise Balan, Americas Head for XL Catlin’s Crisis Management insurance business, an act of workplace …