Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Workplace Terrorism

September 12, 2018 - Workplaces are good targets for terrorism. There may be activities or policies that prompt terror attacks, but sometimes workplaces are chosen as targets simply because many people are there. And sometimes the terrorist is an insider about whom nobody saw suspicious behavior. Regardless of the causes or actors, there are things you can do to mitigate your risk or prevent terrorist attacks and to learn how to recognize potential problems and deal with people afterward. This week’s articles provide some help.

This short guide will help employers understand the preventative actions they can take and the latest guidance should they, and their employees, be caught up in a terrorist attack. (Item #1)   Although a terrorist attack is not likely to strike your workplace, it is important to be prepared mentally and emotionally. (Item #2)   What can you do to reduce the chances of terrorism happening to you, within your own workplace? (Item #3)

If you feel like you need to talk about your grief over recent terror attacks, here’s how to broach the subject with your coworkers. (Item #4)   After a terrorist attack anywhere, people are overwhelmed by the tragedy; here are some ways people cope at work. (Item #5)   Some violence in the workplace is more accurately classified for what it really is--terrorism. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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