Workplace Violence

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Workplace violence

Workplace violence can happen anywhere at any time. It can involve a single victim or  multiple victims.

News media accounts of these shootings, assaults, and other acts of violence at the workplace have heightened awareness of this problem.

Workers in some industries, such as health care, schools, places of worship, shopping malls, restaurants or retail establishments, are more likely than others to experience violence on the job. For that reason, many states have laws that require workplace violence prevention programs.

Know the Warning Signs

Some people commit violence because of revenge, robbery or ideology – with or without a component of mental illness. While there is no way to predict an attack, you can be aware of behaviors in coworkers that might signal future violence:

 

Excessive use of alcohol or drugs

 

Unexplained absenteeism, change in behavior or decline in job performance

 

Depression, withdrawal or suicidal comments

 

Resistance to changes at work or persistent complaining about unfair treatment

 

Violation of company policies

 

Emotional responses to criticism, mood swings

 

Paranoia

 

HOW CAN BE ALERT

Here Are Some Major
Instructions

What should you do If

violence happen on Workplace?

Most every "place" is somebody's workplace. So whether you are a patron or an employee, it's important to be alert.

 

When you hear gunfire, you must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life.

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommend the following responses (in order of preference):

Evacuate

 

Hide out

 

Take aggressive action

 

You don’t have much time to decide what to do.

 

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