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Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence

Written by  JAMES GREEN

workplace violence incidents on the rise, there is no excuse to not have a solid operating Workplace Violence Plan in place. After all, knowledge increases confidence, confidence increases decisiveness, and it is decisive action in a critical incident that saves lives. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates more than two million American workers are affected by workplace violence each year. In 2016 alone, there were 500 workplace homicides according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and an estimated 18,000 people suffered nonfatal injuries. The National Safety Council reports approximately 823 people died as a result of workplace violence in 2017. And as alarming as these statistics may be, what is even more so is that OSHA believes many more cases go unreported. Therefore, we don’t even have any realistic statistics as to how many Americans are victimized by workplace violence. Given the above, it may not come as a