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Janus Global Operations
If you are an overseas civilian contractor working for Janus Global Operations - you may be covered under the Defense Base Act. If this is you - you might want to listen up.
According to Janus Global Operations website:
“With more than 7,000 professionals worldwide, Janus serves clients in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia with solutions for munitions response; humanitarian demining; environmental remediation; intelligence support; logistics; life support; risk management; communications; and other services in some of the world’s most challenging and hostile environments.”
“175,000 personnel were provided security operations worldwide without client injury, loss of life or equipment.”
There is disconnect happening on so many levels. First, that “client... equipment” would be put on the same level as “client injury, loss of life.”
Second, “...without client injury, loss of life or equipment.”
I respectfully direct your attention to United States Department of Labor Defense Base Act FY 2016 Report by Employer. This is a report put out by the United States government on employer injuries and deaths by overseas civilian contractors that are covered by the Defense Base Act. It is basically a list of employers and has the annual number of injuries and deaths based upon reports provided to the US Department of Labor that overseas the Defense Base Act program.
If you have followed my website I am generally very critical of the report due to it’s under-reporting of DBA injuries. Again, that is under-reporting of injuries. I am not the only one that says this. I am just perhaps the most frequent and vocal.
How do I know?
My office is the largest law firm on the West Coast and one of the top two law firms in the world that represents seriously injured overseas civilian contractors. I have been doing this a long time.
So getting back to Janus Global Operations. In Fiscal Year 2016, Janus Global Operations is No. 15 on the DBA Report by Employer list. Just behind No.14 Pacific Architects & Engineers and just in front of Mission Essential Personnel.
Those of you that follow Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) realize tht MEP has had a staggering number of DBA injuries and casualties. The fact that Janus Global Operations is in front of MEP on the 2016 DBA Report by Employer list is quite amazing. Meaning that Janus Global Operations has had a very significant number of Defense Base Act injuries in 2016.
Janus Global Operations is No. 1 in Deaths of Overseas Civilian Contractors in 2016
I realize when this is written it is 10/25/2016. But according to the US Department of Labor DBA Report by Employer statistics - Janus Global Operations has had 17 employee deaths of overseas civilian contractors in 2016. Far surpassing DynCorp International which has reported deaths.
So how is it that Janus Global Operations boasts “175,000 personnel were provided security operations worldwide without client injury, loss of life or equipment.” - when the US Government reports they are number one in Defense Base Act deaths so far in 2016?
That’s what I would like to know. If I am missing something, please contact me and let me know.
A few recommendations
In the meantime, if you work for Janus Global Operations as an overseas civilian contractor I have a few recommendations.
First, you have to be willing to win your DBA case with the truth. Always tell the truth.
Second, although that sounds simple, it is far from it. The DBA insurance company has tricks and traps for folks, even if they are trying to tell the truth.
Third, because of this. I recommend you get a free copy of my book - Win Your Defense Base Act Case. You should read the book before you fill out any forms, give any statements or even hire a DBA lawyer.
Fourth, check out my new DBA podcast at DBARadio.com.