Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence includes physical attacks that cause or are intended to cause injury or harm to a person or property. It is not limited to physical assault. It includes acts of aggression such as stalking, threatening remarks stating intent to harm, or behavior that indicates lack of respect and worth of an individual, such as verbal abuse, bullying, harassment, and emotional abuse.

What does this course cover?

  • Define workplace violence.

  • Identify job tasks and occupations at increased risk for workplace violence.

  • Identify the categories of perpetrators of workplace violence.

  • Identify precautions to help prevent workplace violence.

  • Recognize warning signs of violent behavior and how to respond to them.

  • Identify the appropriate response to a violent event occurring in the workplace.

  • Identify what to do after a violent incident takes place.

What are the course takeaways?

  • Knowledge of workplace violence, identifying, preventing and responding to violent events and behaviors.

  • Certificate of Completion (immediately available for download and/or print).

  • Examination record available for employer.

Regulations – 

  • Workplace Violence: A Report to the Nation, February 2001, The University of Iowa

  • OSHA Fact Sheet, Workplace Violence, 2002

  • OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers 2004

Duration: 30 Minutes
Languages: English
Price: $45

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