Workplace Violence Prevention Assessment
With the rising incidents of violence in the workplace, it is imperative that leaders/business owners do whatever possible to prevent it.
What constitutes workplace violence?
There are essentially four (4) levels:
Level 1 Criminal Intent - this is where there is no known connection with workplace but someone enters to commit roberry or other crime
Level 2 - Customer/Client/Patient - violence directed at employees by those the organization provides service to
Level 3 - Co-Worker - violence against co-worker, supervisor, manager, business owner by a present or former employee
Level 4 - Personal - Violence in workplace by someone who doesn't work there but has a personal relationship with an employee such as domestic violence
Think about the tragedies in Newtown, Ct, Webster, NY, Theater and mall shootings...no one is immune to the potential of such violence. Be prepared!
The following are the requirements of a good Workplace Violence Prevention Program:
- Formal written policy..we offer you a start with one... Workplace Violence Prevention Sample Policy
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Management Process
- Incident Reporting Process
- Implementation strategies for improvements
- Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate
- Management well trained and compliant with resolving issues and following policies/practices
- Recordkeeping to include, incident reports, records of employee injuries/illnesses, description of incidents to include specifics such as threats made, verbal attacks, aggressive behaviors as well as up to date actions taken to prevent future occurances and notes of all safety meetings