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US Defense employees' safety 'jeopardized' by lack of workplace violence protocols

from GovernmentExecutive

The Defense Department has not issued workplace safety protocols that apply to its entire workforce, according to a new report, leaving employees still vulnerable to violence despite multiple reviews to address the issue in light of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. After that shooting by an Army psychiatrist that left 13 dead and an additional 43 wounded at the Texas base, the Pentagon commissioned a review board to better protect its workforce. That panel issued 79 recommendations in 2010, which were followed by a Defense Science Board review of how to predict violent behavior and an additional directive from the department's secretary. more


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