Stop Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported.

Methods to Prevent Workplace Violence

  • Implement a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace violence
  • Ensure all employees and workers understand the policy
  • Have an open-door policy
  • Encourage a team working environment
  • Prevent any unsafe conditions (working late at night, working alone, etc.)
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • If you see something suspicious, report it!
  • If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe, immediately tell your supervisor!

OSHA offers many prevention programs that may be helpful to you!