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Preventing Workplace Violence: Proven Strategies, Policies and Ways to Create a Safe Zero-Tolerance Work Environment

MANASQUAN, N.J. — April 2, 2008 — The workplace is the most dangerous place to be in America, according to the U.S. Department of Justice . The problem is so pervasive that the Centers For Disease Control has classified workplace violence as a national epidemic.  

Taking steps to prevent violence in your business is not only good  policy – it’s the law!  That’s because the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general duty clause,  says “an  employer is obligated to furnish its employees a workplace free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death and/or serious physical harm,” and that has been interpreted to include preventable workplace violence.

If you think your organization is immune, you’re wrong!  1 in 4 workers is attacked, threatened or harassed each year, costing:

    * $13.5 billion in medical costs / year
    * 500,000 employees missing 1,750,000 days work / year
    * 41% increased stress levels

Although workplace violence may often be unforeseen, there are steps to take to prevent it and to protect employees. The prevention of workplace violence is not the domain of any single department within an organization.  Eliminating violence in the workplace before it happens should be a top priority for every executive, manager and team leader.  Every organization should have a workplace violence policy just like they have an emergency policy.

Join Health Resources Publishing and experts from the law enforcement/threat management, HR and EAP perspectives for "Preventing Workplace Violence: Proven Strategies, Policies and Ways to Create a Safe Zero-Tolerance Work Environment," a special 90-minute audio conference schedule for Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM Eastern time.
 http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/workplaceviolence.htm 

The speakers are: Gregory S. Boles, Director, Threat Management & Security Services Aon Consulting; William Bowler, CEAP, SPHR 
SVP, Client Services, ESI Employee Assistance Group; and Don Grimme, GHR Training Solutions. 

Topics will include:

  • The top observable warning signs of workplace violence
  • How to identify potential perpetrators of workplace violence 
  • Who is at greatest risk of workplace violence
  • How to create successful workplace violence prevention policies
  • Identifying the barriers and challenges to implementation of workplace violence prevention efforts and strategies for overcoming them
  • The most effective methods and ways to avoid or reduce law suits involving claims of inadequate security
  • How to draft a written workplace violence policy and procedures that reduce the potential for workplace violence
  • Ways to teach your employees to be management’s “eyes and ears” and to report threats of violence
  • How EAPs can prevent violence when employees can address concerns in a dignified, confidential manner
  • Tips to creating a safe, zero-tolerance work environment
  • Live question and answer session

How to Register

To register for "Preventing Workplace Violence: Proven Strategies, Policies and Ways to Create a Safe Zero-Tolerance Work Environment,"  visit  http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/workplaceviolence.htm  or call (800) 516-4343.

The cost of the conference is $247 per site if registered before April 25 and $297 after the early bird deadline. A CD will also be available for purchase for those unable to attend the live conference. For further details and other pricing options, visit http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/workplaceviolence.htm 

Address: Health Resources Publishing, 1913 Atlantic Ave., Suite F5, Manasquan, NJ 08736; (732) 292-1100, www.healthresourcesonline.com


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