In the post “Workplace Violence: Forget the Myths and Get the Facts” I highlighted that every employer, no matter the size of the company, needs to prepare and think proactively as it relates to violence in the workplace.
Over two million Americans are harmed each year through workplace violence. Nearly 500 of these cases end in at least one death. As a business owner or manager, you have the legal and moral obligation to protect your staff.
According to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over two million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Defined by OSHA as violence or the threat of violence against workers, workplace violence can happen at any place or time – no one is immune.