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How can the employees protect themselves?

Nothing can guarantee that an employee will not become a victim of workplace violence. These steps, however, can help reduce the odds:


  • Learn how to recognize, avoid, or diffuse potentially violent situations by attending personal safety training programs.

  • Alert supervisors to any concerns about safety or security and report all incidents immediately in writing.

What should employers do following a workplace violence event?

  • Encourage employees to report and log all incidents and threats of workplace violence.

  • Provide prompt medical evaluation and treatment after the incident.

  • Report violent incidents to the local police promptly.

  • Inform victims of their legal right to prosecute perpetrators.

  • Discuss the circumstances of the incident with staff members.

  • Encourage employees to share information about ways to avoid similar situations in the future.

  • Offer stress debriefing sessions and posttraumatic counseling services to help workers recover from a violent incident.

  • Investigate all violent incidents and threats, monitor trends in violent incidents by type or circumstance, and institute corrective actions.

  • Discuss changes in the program during regular employee meetings.


Where do I Start?

To immediately get started in developing your company workplace violence program, we’ve put together three tools that can help you keep employees safe:

  • 2 page workplace violence program template

  • 25 slide PowerPoint presentation on Workplace violence

  • 80 page report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on workplace violence.

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