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Workplace violence: Hope for the best but plan for the worst

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The headlines too often blare the unthinkable—jarring accounts of tragic violence in schools, factories, offices and other workplaces. Preventing workplace violence is important for humane reasons, of course. But it’s also a business imperative because violence can affect employee morale, productivity and the bottom line.

Also, workplace violence can expose employers to legal liability in the form of workers’ compensation and tort claims, as well as claims alleging an unsafe workplace.

For all those reasons, it’s important to plan to prevent workplace violence and respond to it if prevention fails. While every employer needs a customized plan that fits its particular workplace, good violence-prevention strategies share common elements.

Written plan, response team

Form a team to prepare a customized, written safety plan. The team should include people with expertise in management, operations, HR, facilities, public ...(register to read more)

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