Violence in the Workplace

Learning objectives


  • Define workplace violence.

  • Identify job tasks and occupations at increased risk for workplace violence.

  • Identify the categories of perpetrators of workplace violence.

  • Identify precautions to help prevent workplace violence.

  • Recognize warning signs of violent behavior and how to respond to them.

  • Identify the appropriate response to a violent event occurring in the workplace.

  • Identify what to do after a violent incident takes place.


Course overview


According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), workplace violence is defined as violence or the threat of physical violence against workers. It can occur at the workplace, or anywhere an individual is performing his or her job away from the work site, and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and murder. In addition, Active Shooter events are catorgorized as workplace violence.

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30 min

Course Outline

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • What Is Workplace Violence?

  • Who Commits Workplace Violence?

  • Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Violence

  • Handling Violent Events

  • After a Violent Event

Regulations

Regulations

  • Workplace Violence: A Report to the Nation, February 2001, The University of Iowa

  • OSHA Fact Sheet, Workplace Violence, 2002

  • OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers 2004

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