How to Reduce Risk in the Workplace Employees expect much more than a steady paycheck and professional development from their jobs. Although it is almost certainly expected, security is rarely discussed in the interview process or in weekly team meetings. However, it goes without saying that employees have an expectation of safety when they are…Read More
Should You Be Worried About Workplace Violence? As more and more businesses are opening after the pandemic, employers are dealing with a different set circumstances since March of 2020. Offices may be half occupied while others are back to normal business hours. Employees may be working a hybrid of in-person and remote placement. Other employees…Read More
4 Tips for Preventing Workplace Violence Workplace violence is an unfortunate reality in this day and age. Although it may be impossible for business owners to completely protect their organizations from violent attacks, there are plenty of measures that they can take to help prevent it or reduce the chances of an issue escalating. After…Read More
6 Warning Signs of Workplace Violence If you watch the news, you probably have seen sensational incidents involving workplace violence throughout the country. You may think that these situations are rare, or that they would never happen in your workplace. The reality is that workplace violence happens all the time and across all industries. Workplace…Read More
What is workplace violence?
OSHA (The Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration) defines workplace violence as violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and ranges from threats, verbal abuse, and bullying to physical assaults and homicide – the latter being one of the leading causes of job-related deaths.
Why should your organization have a violence prevention program?
The following statistics are compiled from reported incidents. Note: these are not simply incidents of intimidation or situations that cause workers to fear for their safety – they are actual cases of reported violence. Like you, we are aware that many individuals in the workplace have experienced workplace bullies who intimidate and threaten. Not surprisingly such intimidation, bullying, and threats sometimes lead to violent incidents.Read More