Preparation Not Paranoia 2
A Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Workshop
The U.S. Department of Labor has reported that over 2 million people throughout the country are victims of workplace violence resulting in non-fatal injuries every year. Furthermore, violence has been found to be a leading cause of fatal injuries at work with about 1000 workplace homicides each year. Violent acts against employees occur for a wide variety of reasons to include but are not limited to robbery, dissatisfied patrons, upset workers and failed relationships. As our studies and the media continue to reveal, no profession and no one is immune to the potential of violent acts in the workplace. What we do know is that preventative measures coupled with an ability to respond prior to and during such an event may diffuse or curtail the violent act and its overall negative impact.
During this engaging and interactive program participants will examine workplace violence, preventative measures and response techniques as individuals and from an organizational perspective.
Key discussion points:
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Defining workplace violence
- The four common types of workplace violence
- Potential problematic behaviors and warning signs
- Response tactics to various situations
- 360 Risk/Threat Assessment; (planning/training/implementation)
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