This course changed the way that I currently handle threat assessment at my hospital and will ultimately make it a safer place for staff, visitors, and patients.
- Workplace aggressors are easy to identify
- Prevention is expensive and time consuming
- Having good policies is enough
- People just “snap”
- Define the common myths and misunderstandings regarding workplace violence and prevention
- Examine victimization and the role of the workplace target in workplace violence incidents
- Gain an in-depth examination of modern intervention and prevention strategies
- Understand policy development
- Discuss a complete review and analysis of the ASIS/SHRM WVPI.1-2011 American National Standard and the ways organizations and security professionals should use it
- Identify when and where to get help
Who Should Attend
- Security directors
- Corporate security professionals
- Investigations professionals
- Loss prevention professionals
- HR professionals
Workplace violence touches everyone. It affects the way we think, feel and behave. The concern for safety and the threat of violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, and ultimately our profitability. Although the incidence of actual injuries while at work is relatively low, intentional acts and accidents affect the lives of thousands of innocent citizens each year. This training will address this problem and reveal what can be done about it. Regardless of one’s organizational responsibilities, every one of us plays a role in violence prevention and workplace safety.
Employers have a moral duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees. They also have statutory obligations under federal and state law to provide and promote a safe and violence-free work environment. These include the requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state Workers’ Compensation laws. Employers also have responsibilities to the public. Either vicariously or directly, employers may be liable for the harm brought to others by workplace violence.
This intricate web of statutes, standards, rules, and regulations creates a legal minefield for supervisors and managers. Employers must protect employees and other parties without infringing on anyone’s rights. Rarely has the challenge for employers been greater. Fortunately, there are solutions.
All attendees receive a complimentray copy of
Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition, by James S. Cawood, Ph.D., CPP and Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D.