It is imperative that employers recognize and understand the need to take constant and active steps to address both internal and external potential threats of workplace violence.
Since infectious diseases are a constant threat to the bottom line of every business, it is imperative that businesses monitor local and international disease threats, and adopt proactive healthcare measures.
Once you have addressed this situation…your workforce will be free to accomplish their mission without troubling distractions interfering with their jobs.
Experience has shown there is little question that most loss producing events were preceded by warnings or near miss incidents.
OSHA’s new recordkeeping rule also requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illness free from retaliation.
An employer needs to set clear restrictions on harassment and make a conscious effort to hold employees accountable to those workplace standards.
If you are one of the many employers who have courtesy and civility rules or trainings, your business may unfortunately be susceptible to scrutiny by the NLRB.