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Workplace Violence Prevention

Active Shooter vs. Workplace Violence

The Difference Between an Active Shooter and Workplace Violence I was watching a video on the most recent workplace shooting in Indianapolis and a question that is often asked of Security consultants came up. “What the difference is between an active shooter and workplace violence?” I’m also asked this question quite often during Active Shooter […]

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3 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence

The mainstream media would have us believe that it’s impossible to prevent workplace violence, and that incidents happen all the time. While the statistics don’t support that you are very likely to be the victim of an active shooter or that office violence is running rampant, it still pays to be prepared and do everything […]

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Workplace Violence Is A Security Matter

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New OSHA Guidelines on Workplace Violence In a continuing effort to help protect healthcare and social services workers with a high risk of workplace violence OSHA released new guidelines on Friday. First, there are always things that a person can do to protect themselves and workers should be trained to do so by qualified security […]

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Workplace Violence Policy?

Workplace Violence Policy? Think Again! According to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), reminding employees of your workplace violence policy may be an Unfair Labor Practice. A nursing home that posted a memo reminding employees of the company’s workplace violence policy had the act ruled unfair by the NLRB.  Following a […]

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CEO Shot! The Case for Executive Security

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The Case for Executive Security During Times of High Risk Last Friday, August 1, 2014 CEO Steven LaVoie of Arrowstream honored a request for a private meeting from an recently demoted employee. The employee, Tony DeFrances, was also an old friend so there was little cause for concern in the CEO’s mind. Unfortunately, instead of […]

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A Bad Attitude Can Lead to Workplace Violence… Who Knew?

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Poor Employee Attitudes May Be the First Sign of Workplace Violence A recent article states that “incivility” (i.e a poor attitude, rudeness, or lack of cooperation) can be the first indicator of workplace violence. According to new research referenced in the article, employees who are rude should be “positively engaged” by management and quickly plugged […]

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Prevent Workplace Violence

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How to Prevent Workplace Violence Given how prevalent violence has become in the American workplace, ways to prevent workplace violence should be the number one priority of every human resources department. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines workplace violence as any type of behaviors that are threatening and disruptive, including intimidation, harassment, and physical […]

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Management by Workplace Bullying

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Workplace Bullying Disguised as Management is Unacceptable! That “old school” style of authoritarian management through intimidation and workplace bullying doesn’t fly anymore. Many times, I have seen managers decide that a team member is a “waste of space” because they aren’t “getting with the program” or they do things differently. The manager will often start […]

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