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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 is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years 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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