Workplace violence is a serious threat to American employers and employees. Although homicide in the workplace has steadily declined since 1994, it is still the fourth leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States.
In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2006, more than 22,000 employees in private industry missed days of work because of nonfatal injuries that resulted from violent assaults in the workplace. Seventy percent of those injured missed three or more days of work as a result. The total number of workplace assaults, however, is much higher.
When the potential for violence is identified early, there’s a high success rate for intervention. The new HR executive special report “Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies” takes you through the necessary steps to help ensure you’re doing everything you can to prevent and minimize the impact of violence in your workplace.
The report covers many practical steps that employers can take now, including:
- Preemployment screening
- Policy development
- Crisis management
Subscribers to any of the 50 state-specific Employment Law Letter newsletters can download the report at no charge. Nonsubscribers can purchase the report for $97.