Tag: Workplace Violence

Employers Must Create Workplace Violence Action Plans

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…

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Increase Workplace Wellness to Decrease Workplace Violence

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…

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Getting Ahead of the Safety Curve: Keys to Building a Successful Active Threat Plan

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…

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How to Survive an Active Shooter in Your Workplace

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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…

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Preventing Violence in Health Care: OSHA Seeks Comment on Possible Standard

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…

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Labor Unions Petition OSHA for Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

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…

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Workplace Violence Infographic: Third-Party Violence in the Workplace

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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 the…

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Active Shooter in the Building! How Will Workers Respond

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…

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Workplace Violence Infographic: Anatomy of Workplace Violence

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…

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Workplace Violence Bundle Download

  Click Here to download the FREE workplace violence bundle. 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…

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