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Preventing Workplace Violence

This Preventing Workplace Violence course is intended for employees of both public and private-sector organizations. It identifies (1) common clues that point toward potential violence in the workplace, and (2) how to forestall and/or deal with violent acts appropriately. The course can be customized to help fulfill the violence-prevention training requirements of state laws, such as New York's Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Act.

Geography Covered: Americas | Duration: 35 minutes


Every workday 16,400 threats are made, and 723 workers are attacked. One of four full-time workers has been harassed, threatened or attacked on the job. How can you prevent workplace violence, which costs American businesses an estimated $36 billion annually? It is the second leading cause of job-related deaths for all workers (behind only motor-vehicle deaths) and the leading cause for women. No wonder the Centers for Disease Control has called workplace violence "epidemic."

There are often signposts — clues — that point toward potential violence in the workplace, if only we know where to look. Employees can, with proper training, learn to spot those clues and how to prevent workplace violence.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • What is workplace violence?
  • Types of violence
  • Risk factors
  • Prevention methods
  • Security measures
  • Zero tolerance
  • Red flags
  • Dealing with a volatile situation
  • Weapons
  • Reporting procedures
  • Response plan
  • Other elements

About our courses

Like with all our courses, the Preventing Workplace Violence training course was written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

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