Workplace Violence

Detecting and Preventing Workplace Violence

For Management, Supervisors and Employees

It’s imperative that management understand the potential magnitude of violence in the workplace and know how to identify potentially violent employees/non-employees and be able to effectively manage incidents before they occur.

Workplace violence is the second leading cause of occupational death in the US. It is the number one killer of women at work and the number two killer of men at work. More than 1,400 work-related homicides occur each year.

Training Profile

Highly interactive, involving small group discussions and using MS PowerPoint, case studies and use of videos (optional), this module provides a review of workplace violence, methods for detecting and identifying threats of violence or situations most likely to lead to violence, and practical steps for addressing actual workplace violence situations. This module will also address many of the common myths and misconceptions about workplace violence in order to focus the attention for the participants on the real nature of the problem. The topics are all geared towards stimulating meaningful discussions, and critical thinking.

Length: 2-4 Hours (Depending on clients needs.)

The Workplace Violence Problem

Analyze the development and scope of workplace violence.

Defining, Identifying and Understanding Violence In The Workplace

Myths vs. Facts – Separate the facts from the assumptions about workplace violence
Review the major categories of workplace violence
Who can commit workplace violence, and the scope of the workplace

Legal Obligations to the Employer

Review the major areas of statutory and judge-made law that may require employers to take action to prevent violence at work.

Preventing Workplace Violence

  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Discuss the best management practices and implementing your organizations own policy to reduce the risk of violence at work
  • Documenting problems of potential violence
  • Learn the warning signs and risk factors that can lead to violent behavior
  • Managing conflict resolution techniques
  • Personal safety tips
  • Planning ahead
  • Special precautions for night, weekend, and remote area employees