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Violence at Work: From Disgruntled Employees and Domestic Violence to Mass Murder (HRM261P)

Presented By : Dr. Susan Strauss , Ed.D.
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Pre Recorded Webinar
120 minutes
  •  Wed, February 24, 2016
Event Description
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Get Practical Tips to Handle an Agitated Employee, Actionable Steps and Resources on Workplace Violence Control

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5% of U.S. businesses experience workplace violence every year. The percentage of workplace violence increases to 50% for organizations with 1,000 employees. The FBI stated that in 2014 an active shooting incident occurred, on average, once every three weeks. However, given the size of the U. S., the chances of being a victim of a workplace shooting is statistically low. These statistics capture the most severe types of workplace violence but certainly not the most prevalent forms. OSHA reports that roughly 2 million workers report incidents of violence each year such as harassment, threats, aggressive and belligerent behavior to name a few, which does not include the majority of cases that go unreported. But how is workplace violence defined, and who are the primary perpetrators? One study indicated that employers pay $1775 more on each victim of domestic violence annually in terms of medical costs, increased insurance and more. Additional costs include:

  • Loss of employees through turnover
  • Absenteeism
  • Psychological damage to all - resulting in increased health insurance
  • Cost for worker's compensation
  • Cost for improved security
  • Damage to property
  • Stolen property - cost of repair or replacement
  • Lawsuits
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Poor reputation leading to decreased business

This webinar by expert speaker Dr. Susan Strauss will explore the many aspects of workplace violence. You will get 10 tips to de-escalate an agitated person, various other resources on controlling workplace violence, and actionable steps to take in case of a violent incident.

Session Objectives:

  • Workplace violence: Definition
  • Classify the usual types of perpetrators
  • Summarize the warning signs of a potential perpetrator
  • Review known risk factors for workplace violence in terms of positions and locations
  • Identify the high-risk industries for workplace violence
  • Review the laws involved in workplace violence
  • Discuss the enforcement procedures and policies laid down by OSHA and their 'general duty clause'
  • Outline recommended prevention of violence strategies
  • Recognize the levels of violence and appropriate responses
  • Identify critical elements of a violence in the workplace policy and procedure
  • 10  tips to handle and calm down an agitated person
  • Discuss workplace "parking lot"  or "guns-at-work" laws
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of the organization's stakeholders
  • Explain how to help the workplace and workers recover following a violent episode.

Who Should Attend

Senior and middle management, supervisors, and those on their organization's violence in the workplace task force

About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Susan Strauss Ed.D.
Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcar... More info

 
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