Risk & Insurance's four-part in-depth series on behavioral risk. Workers' compensation columnist Peter Rousmaniere and other authors uncover just how rampant and relevant behavioral health issues are in the U.S. workplace.
Behavioral risks cast a long shadow over American workers, many of whom carry with them issues that stretch beyond the workplace. And the burdens are not limited solely to the ranks of the blue-collar work force.
A revolution in the way that employers handle their workers' behavioral issues is underfoot. A holistic approach to healing will empower employees to help themselves, and provide employers of all sizes with the tools to lead them along the way.
When police officers carry out their jobs, confrontation with suspects can lead to tragic outcomes. These often result in lawsuits for the officers' employers, as well as personal crisis for the officers themselves. But training, assessment and accreditation can help manage the risk.