June 22, 2017
Hello Leaders!
Violence is on the rise. To protect yourself and your workplace, I am republishing my blog post, 10 Ways to Spot a Potentially Violent Person in the Workplace. Please review the information below as m y goal is to protect you from risk, keep you informed, and ensure you avoid costly HR Mistakes.  

As always, call me at (810) 813-8732 for any questions or assistance with HR issues. Have a fantastic week!  

Vanessa G. Nelson

Workplace OSHA Requirements 

and Violence Statistics 

Workplace violence is a major concern for employers and employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) law requires that employers provide their employees with safe and healthful workplaces. The OSHA law also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the law (including the right to raise a health and safety concern or report an injury).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFQI), there were 506 workplace homicides that occurred in the United States in 2010. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace. 

Risk of Liability

Acts of violence in the workplace can result in death of workers, as well as, expensive legal actions against employers.

Risks can include...

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Are You Ignoring Expensive Workers Compensation Claims?

Excerpt from Vanessa's Book: 101 Costly HR Mistakes...and How to Fix Them!

Colleen was the Housekeeper at a nursing facility. She made a habit of telling her coworkers, and almost anyone else who would listen, that she despised her job;and she was only working there because her husband was out of work.

One day, Colleen approached her manager and indicated that she slipped while mopping and hurt her arm. There were no witnesses, however, due to the alleged injury, Colleen stated she had to have surgery. She was placed on workers compensation.

Every summer, like clockwork, Colleen would tell her boss that she had to rest her arm and it could take 2 – 3 months for her to be ready to work again. The facility would approve her for workers compensation payments to cover her time off work. This went on repeatedly for several years.

Is there anything the employer could have done to not incur that cost?


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(Disclaimer: This story is not about anyone in a particular and has been scrambled. Any similarity to any factual situation is purely coincidental.)