Workplace Violence Prevention: An Important Component Of Your Safety Program
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Assaults and other violent acts are among the leading causes of work-related deaths in a number of states. And, for women, violence is the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States.
The main myth about workplace violence is "it can't happen here." Unfortunately, it does happen everywhere - and far too often. There are almost 1,000 violence-related workplace deaths every year in the United States, with thousands more employees injured.
No workplace safety program is complete without a violence prevention component – but what's the best way to proceed?
Join us you'll learn:
- An overview of what constitutes workplace violence
- Some of the methods for identifying potential perpetrators
- Approaches you should consider for identifying the crisis warning signs that can lead to violence
- Real-life strategies that have proven successful for reducing potential violence hazards
- How to develop effective response and intervention strategies before a crisis situation arises
- Case studies of successful programs – and tragic lessons learned from workplaces where programs were non-existent or deficient
- Workplace violence prevention best practices that you should consider
- Recommended resources for developing your program
About your Speaker:
Jennifer Burdickis a consultant and trainer specializing in customer service, equal employment opportunity compliance, investigations, workplace violence, and training for small, developing companies, non-profit organizations, and HR commissions. She formerly served as executive director of the Maryland Commission on Human Relations, and as an investigator and state and local coordinator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Baltimore District Office.
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