March 28, 2018 - April will be the 6th annual Workplace Violence Awareness Month. According to workplaceviolenceawareness.org, workplace violence is a serious recognized occupational hazard, ranking among the top four causes of death in workplaces during the past 15 years. Additional BLS data indicate that an average of more than 15,000 nonfatal workplace injury cases was reported annually during this time. Remember that planning is the key to prevention. What's your plan to help prevent violence in your workplace?
Employers play an important role in preventing workplace violence. (Item #1) Do you know which of the four kinds of workplace violence is most likely to affect your company? (Item #2) Here's the latest on workplace violence statistics. (Item #3)
Know the warning signs of workplace violence to protect yourself and your employees. (Item #4) Here are some tips on identifying and responding to the stages of workplace violence. (Item #5) In addition to everything else you have to do after an incident of violence, did you know you have to notify OSHA within eight hours? (Item #6)
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