Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Workplace Violence

According to OSHA, murders in the workplace are the leading killer of female employees and the second-leading killer of males. But workplace violence isn't limited to murders. Our articles this week discuss the many faces of workplace violence and what steps you can take to prevent violence and how to recognize the potential for such violence. Is your team working on a workplace violence plan? This should be part of your business continuity efforts.

So many of us believe that we're immune to workplace violence, but this is primarily due to the fact that we just don't understand what workplace violence really is. (Item #1)   Workplace violence does not have to be horrific or "violent" but it can result in non-fatal acts of violence which are of an everyday workplace concern. (Item #2)   U.S. employers are obliged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act as well as its common-law duty to act reasonably in eliminating or reducing risk of injury to workers or patrons. (Item #3)

On top of the devastating physical and emotional costs, domestic violence affects the workplace in several other ways. (Item #4)   Here's what to do before, during and after an incident of workplace violence. (Item #5)   One critical strategy for preventing workplace violence is to review what is at the center of every workplace violence situation: employees. (Item #6)

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