Are common myths about workplace violence impeding employee safety?
Workplace violence touches everyone. The concern for safety and the threat of violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, as well as an organization's profitability. While the incidence of actual injuries at work is relatively low, intentional acts and accidents affect the lives of thousands of innocent citizens each year. This program provides a practical methodology for assessing the risk of future violence in known subjects and discusses practical ways to assess and manage this risk.
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 its role in workplace violence incidents
- Examine modern intervention and prevention strategies
- Understand policy development
- Review and discuss the ASIS/SHRM WVPI.1-2011 American National Standard and how to use it
- Identify when and where to get help
Who Should Attend
- Security directors
- Corporate security professionals
- Investigations professionals
- Loss prevention professionals
- HR professionals
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.
- Neuropsychological Basis of Violence
- Organizational Concerns
- Psychopaths and Investigations
- "The Grids"
- Practical Exercises
- Introduction to Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
- Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing with Role-Playing and Coaching
- Full Material Exercise
All attendees receive a complimentary 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.