OSHA Adopts Workplace Anti-Bullying Policy

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has adopted a safety program for its own workers that includes a workplace anti-bully policy. The policy is contained in a 278-page document, the OSHA Field Health and Safety Manual, which was released on May 23, 2011. The manual outlines safety practices for OSHA’s field offices. It was … Continue reading “OSHA Adopts Workplace Anti-Bullying Policy”

Other Federal Laws

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970 Some experts say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration should take the lead on combating workplace bullying.*  There is overwhelming evidence that workplace bullying can lead to serious injury and even death.  In fact, a term has been coined for workers who are driven to suicide as a result … Continue reading “Other Federal Laws”

What is Workplace Bullying?

There is no universally agreed upon definition for abuse or bullying.  There are many critical differences between workplace conflict and bullying.  The bully is often a supervisor who  abuses his/her authority to intentionally, repeatedly and unfairly undermine or destroys the credibility of the target. The bully’s actions are  motivated by self-interest, not the good of … Continue reading “What is Workplace Bullying?”

Sample WP Bullying Policies

 *  Perhaps the most authoritative policy is the one promulgated in 2011 by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in the OSHA Field Safety and Health Manual, Violence at Work, Section 10.  This policy applies to all OSHA employees.  OSHA is responsible for protecting the health and safety of all American workers but, as yet, has done virtually nothing  to protect non-OSHA employees from this … Continue reading “Sample WP Bullying Policies”

Other Federal Laws

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970 Some experts say the Occupational Safety and Health Administration should take the lead on combating workplace bullying.*  There is overwhelming evidence that workplace bullying can lead to serious injury and even death.  In fact, a term has been coined for workers who are driven to suicide as a result … Continue reading “Other Federal Laws”