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Do You Have an Awesome Safety Culture?
Read 25 ways to tell whether or not you have an awesome safety culture. If you can answer yes to most of these, you’re doing great. If not, you have some work to do.

FBI: Over 80 Percent of Active Shooter Incidents Occur at Work
Of 160 active shooter incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2013, over 80 percent (132) occurred at work, according to the FBI’s first study of the subject.

Calif. Standards Board Approves Heat Illness Changes
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved proposed changes to the state’s heat illness prevention standard, giving employers barely five weeks to revise their heat illness programs and train employees in the changes.

Calif. Hospital Violence Prevention Draft Regulation Released
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health released draft language for a workplace violence prevention regulation for health care workers.

How to Conduct a Job Hazard Analysis
A job hazard analysis is an important tool for identifying and reducing hazards in any workplace.

Measles Outbreak: What’s an Employer to Do?
The ongoing multistate outbreak of measles in the U.S. is raising questions as to what steps employers can take to keep their workplaces healthy.

Commercial Driver Safety Rules Pushed Back
Several anticipated commercial carrier regulations—including rules on electronic logging devices, speed limiters, safety fitness scores for carriers, and the establishment of a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse—have been delayed but are still scheduled for publication in 2015, according to the Department of Transportation.

Retailers Support National Data Breach Notification Standard
The association representing the nation’s retailers supports the idea of a national data breach notification law, such as recently proposed by President Barack Obama, as long as it covers all entities that handle sensitive data and pre-empts conflicting state laws.

Obama Promotes Cyber Threat-Sharing
President Barack Obama’s executive order promoting cyber threat-sharing within the private sector and between private enterprises and government agencies expands the president’s cybersecurity framework beyond critical infrastructure companies.


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57 Frequently Asked Questions About Workplace Safety and Security: With Answers from SHRM’s Knowledge Advisors Margaret Fiester, SPHR-CA, has compiled the most often asked questions related to employee accidents and injuries, business continuity and disaster recovery, drug and alcohol testing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, risk management, workplace violence, and much more.