If you need workplace violence training for your employees then this video kit is for you! No workplace is immune from violence. Did you know that OSHA requires that employers provide “a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees?” This definition certainly includes workplace violence.
Did you know that homicide is the second most common cause of death on the job? Even when things don’t get that serious violent acts are all too common. Give your workers the tools they need to recognize potentially violent tendencies, as well as how to diffuse potentially dangerous situations when they arise.
This comprehensive look at violence in the workplace covers a range of topics including warning signs, abusive behavior, aggression, threats, assault, and also how to create a positive working environment. Important topics that are covered include:
- How is “violence” defined in the workplace? (physical, verbal and emotional all play a potential role)
- What are the two sources of workplace violence? (Inside, which are employees of your company, and outside which are committed by people who aren’t employed by your company)
- What is the most common cause of workplace violence? (disagreements of personality conflicts between employees)
- What are the warning signs or red flags associates with violence in the workplace? (an employee who becomes defensive or over-reacts to comments or criticism, a suddenly irritable co-worker that shows emotional outbursts or mood swings, etc)
- What are the three types of threats that can be found in the workplace and how should each be handled? (veiled, conditional and direct).
- How is verbal abuse defined and what are some examples? (bullying, mocking, intimidation, insults, etc)
- What employees should do if they are threatened, either physically or verbally?
- The importance of employees reporting things they see (co-workers with weapons, unfamiliar or unauthorized people in their work area, etc)
- How employees should react or respond to an unreasonable or unrational person who confronts them?
- and much more…
This workplace violence training is a must see for employees. It comes in either DVD or USB format and is available in English and Spanish language options.