Workplace Violence : Steps And Prevent It

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Workplace Violence: Workplace Violence: Steps to Prevent It Christine Haley BIT 580 Chris Sobota August 4, 2013 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………….…….3 CAUSES AND WARNING SIGNS…………………………………………………..4,5,6,7 EXAMPLE OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE ………………………………………7 PREVENTATIVE STEPS TO IMPROVE SECURITY…………………………….8, 9 10 SHOCKING WORKPLACE VIOENCE STATISTICS……….….……………..9 DO’S AND DON’TS………………………………….………………………………..10 SUMMARY…………………………………………………………………………….10, 11 REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………………12 INTRODUCTION Workplace violence refers to violence whether it is physical abuse or threat, endangering the health and safety of an employee or multiple employees. Workplace violence can be any violent act that occurs in the workplace by creating a hostile work environment that affects employees ' physical or psychological well-being. Violence in the workplace takes on many forms including: harassment, intimidation, threats, theft, stalking, assault, arson, sabotage, bombing, hostage taking, kidnapping, extortion, suicide, and homicide. All of these forms of violence have a common theme whereas the perpetrator is in control and his/her goal is retaliation. According to the CDC, “From 2003 to 2010 over half of the workplace homicides occurred within three occupation classifications: sales and related occupations (28%), protective service occupations (17%), and transportation and material moving
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