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Logging: The country's most dangerous profession

Logging is, statistically, the most dangerous career in the country -- nearly every part of the job exposes workers to the possibility of a deadly accident. In fact, those in the logging industry are 30 times more likely to die in a work-related accident than the average American employee.

Why don't sexual harassment victims go to human resources?

As we noted in a recent post, sexual harassment in the workplace has been getting a considerable amount of media attention because of the accusations against key figures with the Fox News Channel. Some common themes heard from a number of the plaintiffs are that they didn't go to the company's human resources (HR) department, and that they believed HR wouldn't have helped them if they had reported harassment to them.

Clarifying some misunderstandings about sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been in the news a good deal recently with the multiple accusations against Bill O'Reilly, who is now gone from the Fox News Channel, and others at the network who allegedly harassed female employees or knew that harassment was occurring but did nothing. Sexual harassment claims also resulted in the dismissal of FNC head Roger Ailes. Just this week, his successor Bill Shine resigned amid allegations that he enabled sexual harassment at the network.

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