In safety news:

Roberto Ceniceros with Risk & Insurance penned a piece about violence in the workplace in light of a wave of shootings across the country, some of which have been work-related. Ceniceros cites an NCCI study which found that 69 percent of workplace homicides are the result of robberies and similar crimes, explaining that “contrary to popular belief, workplace homicides are not often crimes of passion committed by disgruntled co-workers.” Ceniceros also notes that employers are obligated under OSHA’s General Duty Clause to provide a safe workplace and that employers can be cited for a “lack of attention to violence prevention.”

Read the full editorial here.

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