Online Workplace Violence Training Course
Preventing Workplace Violence
Every workday 16,400 threats are made, and 723 workers are attacked. One of four full-time workers has been harassed, threatened or attacked on the job. Workplace violence, which costs American businesses an estimated $36 billion annually, is the second leading cause of job-related deaths for all workers (behind only motor-vehicle deaths) and the leading cause for women. No wonder the Centers for Disease Control has called workplace violence "epidemic."
There are often signposts — clues — that point toward potential violence in the workplace, if only we know where to look. Employees can, with proper training, learn to spot those clues and forestall violent acts.
Preventing Workplace Violence Online Training Course Summary
This 35-minute training course is intended for all audiences, including employees of both private- and public-sector organizations. With some customization, this online training course can help fulfill the violence-prevention training requirements of state laws such as New York's Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Act. The topics covered in the compliance training course include —
- What is workplace violence?
- Types of violence
- Risk factors
- Prevention methods
- Security measures
- Zero tolerance
- Red flags
- Dealing with a volatile situation
- Reporting procedures
- Response plan
- Other elements