Did you know that over 33,000
men & women employees are assaulted on the job in workplace violence incidents each and every week across America? On average, 17
people are killed every week across the nation during workplace violence situations. Statistics reveal that between 1993-1999, 18%
of all violent crime in the United States was actually linked to workplace violence.
The recent deadly workplace shooting rampages in Alabama, North Carolina, New York and other areas across the country should give everyone pause to think about what they would do or could do to survive a workplace violence incident BEFORE Disaster Strikes in their business, organization or agency.
Do you know exactly what your organization's workplace violence incident response plan is? Has that plan been regularly practiced and updated? If your firm doesn't have any established guidelines or procedures in place to deal with workplace violence or the threat of violence, when would NOW be a good time to start dealing with this issue instead of pretending that this type of crime "Could never happen" at your place of employment?
Fortunately, there is a lot of great information and available resources to help your organization get prepared for this type of incident. A good starting point is watching the National Institute For Occupational Safety & Health's
"Violence At Work" video provided in the link below and sharing it with co-workers, associates and the executives at your place of business and urging people to use caution and common sense to help deal with and diffuse dangerous situations BEFORE they have a chance to "Stew & Brew" and become deadly confrontations.
This informative video will highlight identifying and evaluating workplace violence risk factors and provide some tips and strategies for dealing with this growing problem that's not going to go away by just "sticking your head in the sand" and hoping everything will be okay.
YOU must have a plan of action to survive a workplace violence incident! Take a few minutes to watch this video. It could just save your life or the life of a family member, friend or colleague.
Here's the link: http://www.theurltool.com/?5054
Til Next Time,
Alfred McComber, Personal Security Guy
Labels: National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health, workplace violence, workplace violence reduction