What is workplace violence?
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. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 4,679 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2014, 403 were workplace homicides. However it manifests itself, workplace violence is a major concern for employers and employees nationwide.
Workplace Violence Resources
Shatter the Silence 2016 Links
Shatter the Silence 2015 Links
- Workplace Bullying and Employment Law - by David Yamada
- New Enforcement Procedures for Investigating Workplace Violence by Thomas A. Farr and W. Kyle Dillard
- Workplace Violence Investigations and Activation of the Threat Management Teams in a Multinational Corporation by Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD, Carri Casteel, PhD, Eugene Rugala, BS, Steve Romano, MA, and Marizen Ramirez, PhD
- Domestic Violence in the Workplace: 5 Lessons Learned from Massachusett by Jean Haertl
- Handling Your Own Anger, Adapted from The Conflict Resolution Network
- Domestic Violence & The Workplace: Best Practices
- What Should I Do if I Suspect My Employee May be Experiencing Domestic Violence
- Strategies for Managing Angry Employees
- Domestic Violence 101 - Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire