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The popular new Podcast series, Dr. Death, provides employers an opportunity to analyze how they would handle problematic reference requests and embarrassing public information. The fascinating podcast series follows a Dallas area neurosurgeon who may have killed or maimed 33 of his 38 patients. The series focuses on why various parties did not candidly share information about the surgeon and is critical of almost every aspect of the organizations' public and internal responses. Listen and ask yourself, "could you have done better?"

One would think that we are all desensitized to these terrible workplace shootings, but I find myself wrestling with the “whys” and “what to do next” following the San Bernardino mass murder. We’ll write and post more on the subject of workplace violence and active shooters, but one point stuck out to me in the early coverage.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity. The guidance focuses on specific personal protective equipment (PPE) health care workers should use and offers detailed step by step instructions for how to put the equipment on and take it off safely.

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