Workplace Violence Prevention:

 Workplace Violence in the 21st Century

  • Workplace Violence events; through-out the United States and Canada, are growing in frequency, severity and lethality especially with-in Hospital & Healthcare Systems during the delivery of Patient Care.  These events encompass; Harassment & Bullying, Sexual Harassment, Physical and Psychological Abuse, Assaults, Active Shooters, Threats and Intimidation, as well as the expansion of Domestic & Intimate Violence entering into the workplace.

  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health has reported that on average 18,000 employees are assaulted and 20 employees are murdered on the job each week in the United States.  These are staggering statistics!

  • Our Workplace Violence Prevention programs and services will address the basic concepts of Identification, Intervention & Prevention.  These concepts will include: Understanding the Nature of Threats; Advance Detection and Intervention; Responding to Threats or Incidents of Violence with-in the Workplace; Detection, Prevention & Intervention; the Means by which you can Defuse and Protect; as well as Assessment and Containment.  Additionally; this program will discuss how to recognize the Warning Signs and Triggers which will precede an act of Violence or Aggression.  Lastly; this program will address the Risk of Violence from High Risk Terminations.

  • From a Legal perspective; courts have ruled that Employers have a “Duty of Care” towards their employees and customers to take reasonable steps to prevent violence as well as to respond appropriately to “Known Risks, Threats and Hazards.

  • Furthermore; under O.S.H.A.'s General Duty Clause 29 U.S.C. 654(a)(1), employers are required to provide employees with a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing; or likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees.
    • Enforcement penalties have been assessed and applied under this clause against employers in the aftermath of numerous types of workplace violence events.

From security assessments of your physical premises, to the review and assessment of your company polices, procedures and operational guidelines, and the training of your personnel, our Security and Intelligence Professionals stand ready to assist your organization in each of these critical areas.

Workplace Violence Prevention