Workplace violence: Employers’ guide

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Workplace violence is a serious problem that all employers must be prepared to address. Issues include analyzing what incidents are likely to trigger violence in the workplace; whether workplace violence policies can apply to verbal threats; what to do in cases of actual fighting or physical violence; and even outside events like domestic violence situations.

1. What can employers do to prepare for a workplace emergency?

  1. Develop a plan of attack. Have these procedures in place before a crisis occurs:
    • Make a list of what you must take with you if your building had to be evacuated. In the event of a bomb threat or fire alarm, you may have only seconds to decide, and authorities may not allow personnel back into the building for hours or days.
    • Pinpoint internal and external resources. Do you have employees trained in CPR? Is anyone a volunteer firefighter or ambulance worker? Is there a hospital, blood bank, or ...(register to read more)

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