Workplace violence is on the rise. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Many more cases go unreported. Workplace violence can strike anywhere, at any time, and no one is immune from the violence. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 14,770 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2012.
In addition to workplace deaths, the Liberty Mutual Group reports that "assaults and violent acts" are the 10th leading cause of workers compensation costs, i.e., costing $590 million during 2009; as well as $7.9 million paid workdays lost each year. Other costs include health care insurance covering the cost of injuries and illnesses, crisis intervention, and group and individual counseling.
In this session our expert speaker, Vanessa G. Nelson, will assist employers in educating themselves (which is the best prevention measure) regarding violence in the workplace, spotting potentially violent workers, how to respond to workplace violence, and how to prevent workplace violence. You will also be provided with the best information and knowledge to prevent workplace violence fatalities.
Who should attend?
Vanessa G. Nelson
Vanessa G. Nelson, SPHR, CLRL is founder and President of award-winning Expert Human Resources, which she founded in 2009, after observing companies' frustrations with complying with constantly changing employment laws as well as their continually dealing with workplace litigation. Vanessa realized that a lot of the li... More info