Workplace Violence: Program and Policy Development

This program provides awareness of the potential of violence in the workplace through the presentation of information statistics, and actual cases and reviews model workplace violence programs and policies. Viable policies and procedures will be reviewed and the instructor will assist supervisors and managers with developing, updating, or revising related programs and policies

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:

  • Awareness of the potential for violence in the workplace
  • Factual information, statistics, and actual cases
  • Answers to questions concerning workplace violence
  • Insights into how to best deal with actual or potential incidents
  • Suggestions on how to provide post-incident support to victims and co-workers
  • A model workplace violence programs and policy

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand statistics associated with workplace violence
  • Learn how to prevent workplace violence
  • Be aware of possible threats
  • Assess a threat
  • Develop a long-term security plan
  • Recognize warning signs of violence
  • Respond to threats and incidents of workplace violence
  • De-escalate threatening people
  • Understand legal risks for the organization
  • Provide post-incident support for victims and co-workers
  • Develop workplace violence program and policies

Course Content:

  • Define workplace violence with specific examples of situations that fit the definition
  • Long-term security planning
  • Essential elements for workplace violence policies
  • Examples of model workplace violence programs
  • Development of workplace violence program and policies

Who Should Attend:

  • Any supervisor, manager or employee who contributes input to the organization's program and policy development
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