Is your workplace prepared for violence?

Aug 27 7 Comments

Workplace safety has been a hot topic for many employers, and OSHA requires companies to provide a workplace free from recognized safety and health hazards that could cause death or serious physical harm — which may include preventing acts of workplace violence.

Behavior may include actual acts of violence such as shooting, hitting and other forms of physical abuse, as well as threats of violence, including surveillance and stalking. It includes behavior that takes place on the employer’s premises and also outside the workplace if it affects working conditions.

To address the challenge, companies should first conduct a needs-assessment across its organization to ensure that it has the proper policies, practices and procedures in place to increase awareness, recognition and reporting of violence or potential acts of violence as well as the employer’s ability to respond.

XPertHR says policies in place should include a visitor policy safely securing the premises; a workplace violence prevention policy; a weapons policy (depending on state law) banning weapons from the workplace and imposing discipline for violations and a domestic violence policy (including a domestic violence leave policy).

In addition, new digital tools have become available in recent years, such as AlertMedia, which allows employers to communicate vital information with their workers by sending prepared information through various channels, such as text messages, voice calls, push notifications and emails, to employees before and during a disaster.

credit: Source Media

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TOP 7 Comments
  • PayPal l33th4x0r
    We have signs at every entrance that say no weapons allowed so we are safe.
    Aug 27 0
  • Amazon vbjimg
    we watch a video made by some police dept telling us to run, hide, or bring office supplies to a gun fight.

    so I ccw secretly
    Aug 27 2
    • Cisco shdifigbrk
      Security guy I chatted with once told me there have been multiple incidences of people forgetting their guns in the bathrooms. I asked if he meant in our Texas office alone or other campuses. He said “Texas? No I was talking about just here in San Jose I have no idea about Texas but probably has happened there too.”

      Rock on to all you CCWers, but how the heck do you forget your gun in the bathroom...and yeah, I know even feds and cops have done it and I’m just as amazed when they do it.
      Aug 27
    • Amazon vbjimg
      hmm that’s bizarre. pretty much impossible for me since I don’t detach it in the bathroom
      Aug 27
  • Microsoft goddamnit
    Yes.

    We have handguns hidden under each desk. If someone starts shooting, we’re supposed to shoot back. Seems reasonable.
    Aug 27 1
  • Big Switch Networks script
    Ok
    Aug 27 0

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