- 30% increase in murder
- 12% increase in aggravated assault
- 5% increase in [other] violent crime
Source: 2020 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Employers are required to provide an environment free from recognized hazards—which include workplace violence—making a robust violence prevention response program critical for organizations of all sizes. Organizations without such programs in place are increasingly being found liable, both in civil suits and by OSHA, as a result of violent conflict between employees.
In this climate, your organization must develop and implement a comprehensive violence prevention program for your employees, contractors, and volunteers.