Posts Tagged ‘Workplace Violence’

Employers Must Create Workplace Violence Action Plans June 11, 2018 No Comments

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SAN ANTONIO — A June 4 afternoon session at #Safety2018, “The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Protocol,” addressed the unfortunately highly relevant issue of active shooters from a workplace violence perspective. Speaker Bo Mitchell, President of 911 Consulting and a retired police commissioner, laid out the statistics on workplace violence and how employers should […]

Increase Workplace Wellness to Decrease Workplace Violence April 23, 2018 No Comments

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Workplace violence remains a real and increasing threat to America’s workforce. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately two million workers are victims of workplace violence every year and this number is increasing. Even more alarming is that homicide is the fourth-leading cause of workplace deaths. In addition to the human […]

Getting Ahead of the Safety Curve: Keys to Building a Successful Active Threat Plan April 25, 2017 No Comments

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As the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 5 percent of all businesses experience an instance of workplace violence each year. For larger organizations […]

How to Survive an Active Shooter in Your Workplace April 13, 2017 No Comments

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It’s sad. It’s tragic. It has an impact profound enough to rattle an entire nation; launching citizens, students and employees into a state of fear and panic. While science and research hasn’t quite allowed us to pinpoint the mental and psychological reasons behind why school or workplace shootings take place, we have been able to […]

Preventing Violence in Health Care: OSHA Seeks Comment on Possible Standard December 12, 2016 No Comments

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Washington – OSHA has announced a Request for Information on whether the agency should propose a standard aimed at preventing workplace violence in the health care and social assistance sectors.
The RFI follows a report from the Government Accountability Office that found rates of workplace violence in those industries are “substantially higher” than in private industry […]

Labor Unions Petition OSHA for Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare July 19, 2016 No Comments

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Washington – A number of labor unions are calling on OSHA to create a standard aimed at preventing workplace violence in the health care and social services industries.
A petition was sent July 12 to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez from a coalition of unions, including the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Communications Workers of America, […]

Workplace Violence Infographic: Third-Party Violence in the Workplace June 16, 2016 No Comments

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Workplace violence is never welcome, especially as the workplace is a place where we wouldn’t normally associate with violence. But every now and then, a violent situation breaks out. In such situations, it’s been to be prepared to diffuse the situations in a safe manner. One of the best ways to be prepared in […]

Active Shooter in the Building! How Will Workers Respond June 14, 2016 No Comments

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Do employees at your workplace know what to do if someone started shooting inside your building?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has gathered materials with recommendations for businesses.
One booklet (PDF) gives advice on how to respond if an active shooter is in the vicinity, in order of preferred response:
1. Evacuate. Get out of the building. […]

Workplace Violence Infographic: Anatomy of Workplace Violence June 10, 2016 No Comments

Just because we’re at work, wrapped up in our tasks, doesn’t necessarily mean we’re immune to negative circumstances such as violence. The sad truth is that workplace violence is a very real thing, warranting proper safety precautions to prevent tragic damage often caused by it.
As the infographic states, each year about 2 million people […]

Workplace Violence Bundle Download May 28, 2016 No Comments

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Workplace Violence Training Video on DVD
Trains employees how to prevent, detect, and diffuse various types of workplace violence. View Product

Workplace Violence First Line of Defense Training
Uses an interview with a convicted perpetrator as well as a compelling dramatization to communicate the impact of […]

AFL-CIO report: 150 U.S. workers die every day May 10, 2016 No Comments


A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.
For the 25th year, AFL-CIO released its report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” The comprehensive report has some interesting numbers regarding workplace safety.
In […]

Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day May 3, 2016 No Comments


More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses.
“Working people should not have to risk their lives to make a living and […]

The Growing Epidemic of Deadly Workplace Violence and Three Ways to Prevent It April 26, 2016 No Comments

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Many years ago when I was employed as a human resources director, my responsibilities included serving on my employer’s safety committee. Back then, when workplace violence came up on the agenda, our greatest concerns focused on heated arguments between colleagues and the occasional shoving match.
How did we as a nation go from that to the […]

GAO Report Highlights Violence in Healthcare Settings April 19, 2016 No Comments


A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released April 14 recommends actions to address violence directed at the nation’s health care workers. Prepared at the request more than two years ago of top Democrats on congressional labor committees, the “Additional Efforts Needed to Help Protect Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence” report describes violence as […]

Safety Experts Reveal 5 Tips for Surviving a Workplace Shooting January 25, 2016 No Comments

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Related Workplace Violence Training DVDs:

Workplace Violence Training Video on DVD
Trains employees how to prevent, detect, and diffuse various types of workplace violence. View Product

Be S.A.F.E. Not Sorry: Preventing Violence
Be S.A.F.E. (Not Sorry), a practical and necessary program based on real-life situations, will help keep your company safe. View Product

Workplace Violence First […]