Police cars at crime scene While attempting to create a profile of a potentially violent worker is a bad idea, there are some warning signs employers should know to be on the watch for. (Photo: theaphotography – stock.adobe.com)

As optimism about the end of the pandemic increases, other news stories in the past few weeks are casting a dark shadow…. Eight workers killed at a FedEx facility in Indiana comes on the heels of a workplace shooting in Texas in which one was killed and five wounded.

“Since 2015, the FBI has been tracking the numbers, and we continue to see an increase in violence in the workplace,” said Jade Simmers, director of risk management for HMK Insurance, speaking in a recent webinar hosted by Benefit Advisors Network (BAN). “The number one way to be killed in the workplace for women in the workplace is homicide at this point.”

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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