Preventing Workplace Violence PDF Print
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According to a 1995 study by the Workplace Violence Research Institute, every workday 16,400 threats are made, and 723 workers are attacked. One of four full-time workers has been harassed, threatened or attacked on the job. Workplace violence, which costs American businesses an estimated $36 billion annually, is the second leading cause of job-related deaths for all workers (behind only motor-vehicle deaths) and the leading cause for women. No wonder the Centers for Disease Control has called workplace violence "epidemic." There are often signposts — clues — that point toward potential violence, if only we know where to look. Employees can, with proper training, learn to spot those clues and to forestall violent acts.

Course Summary
This course sets forth and explains a Safe Workplace Policy that is a synthesis of policies in use by major companies today. A company that already has a policy in place can use this course to communicate that policy to its employees online and secure the employees' assent quickly and cost-effectively. Likewise, for a company that has not yet assembled or implemented such a policy, the course provides a turn-key solution that can be put in place instantly.

The topics covered in the course include —

  • Purpose and scope of policy
  • Types of workplace violence
  • Preventing violence
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Identifying danger
  • Reporting problems or incidents