Workplace Violence Prevention – Online Training Course
Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. Homicide has become a leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.
While homicide is the most extreme form of workplace violence, it represents a very small number of workplace violence incidents. Most incidents that occur at the workplace deal with lesser cases of assault, threats, harassment and other forms of workplace violence. It is estimated that nearly two million American workers report being a victim of workplace violence each year with many more acts of violence going unreported.
Research has identified factors that may increase the risk of violence for some workers at certain worksites. Such factors include exchanging money with the public and working with volatile, unstable people. Working alone or in isolated areas may also contribute to the potential for violence.
In most workplaces where risk factors can be identified, the risk of assault can be prevented or minimized if employers take appropriate precautions. This online training program will take approximately 30 minutes to finish and will address various safety issues regarding workplace violence safety training. It will cover the following topics:
- Types of Workplace Violence
- Warning Signs
- Risk Factors
- Reducing Workplace Violence
A printable certificate will be available upon successful completion of this online safety training course.