One is too Many: Recognizing & Preventing Workplace Violence
15 million people are victims of physical or verbal assaults in the workplace. That means that 1 in 10 employees will be the victims of some sort of workplace violence this year. In a study conducted by Allied-Barton Security in 2011, 52% of employees have witnessed, experienced or heard about an incident of WPV. And yet ONLY 17% of workers believe their employers have a high interest in preventing workplace violence.
Why are employers not doing more to prevent workplace violence. My guess is they make the issue to complicated. It’s not … tedious and requiring a lot of attention to detail … but not difficult.
How many of your employers have a workplace violence plan in place?
Have you ever participated in a drill or training on workplace violence at your place of employment?
If you’d like more information about workplace violence, One is too Many: Recognizing & Preventing Workplace Violence is available for download from your favorite online bookstore.