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:
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.
Who Should Attend
Senior and middle management, supervisors, and those on their organization's violence in the workplace task force
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