Friday, October 5, 2007

State fines UW in murder-suicide case

The Department of Labor and Industries has fined the University of Washington $2,100 for failing to follow its own workplace safety rules. State fines UW in murder-suicide case, Seattle Times, Oct. 5, 2007.

After a murder-suicide at the UW medical center in 2000, the university took steps to make the campus safer. It created a workplace violence-prevention assessment team, hired a coordinator, published an early-warning checklist for supervisors and made it easier for them to report workplace threats directly to the university's Human Resources department and on online to the UW's Environmental Health & Safety Department.

But in the Griego case, managers at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning either didn't know the procedures or failed to enforce them properly, according to the report.

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