From the monthly archives:

November 2012

The summer of 2012 produced one of the most alarming streaks of workplace-related violence in recent memory. Among the deadliest and most-publicized events were: the movie-theater rampage in Aurora, Colorado, which 12 people were killed and 58 wounded the Sikh Temple shootings in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that left seven dead, including the shooter the workplace [...]

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Dumb Ways to Die

by Morgan O'Rourke on November 29, 2012 · 2 comments

Metro Trains Melbourne, an Australian train company, recently created an entertaining way to promote rail safety with an animated video entitled “Dumb Ways to Die.” The video and accompanying song are both darkly amusing and extremely catchy and has already gone viral with more than 28 million views on YouTube since its debut November 14. [...]

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Cavalcade of Risk #171

by Emily Holbrook on November 28, 2012 · 2 comments

Welcome to the newest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk. Below you will find pertinent blog posts by knowledgeable people in the risk management and insurance community. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Insurance Claims and Issues: Dennis Wall writes about computer models and how they have been used to [...]

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Some have called the clothing and textile factories in South Asia “death traps.” And many would find it hard to argue otherwise, taking into account the region’s spate of factory fires in recent months. In September, 289 people perished during a fire in a Pakistani textile factory complex. As is the case in many of these tragedies, workers [...]

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