Workplace Violence “This material was produced under the grant SH-20839-SHO from the Occupational

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Objectives. After this workshop, you will be able to: .  . Define workplace violence. Recognize and evaluate your job for the risk factors associated with workplace violence . Recognize and develop some strategies to prevent workplace violence. ID: 670996 Download Presentation

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Workplace Violence

“This material was produced under the grant SH-20839-SHO from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.”

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Objectives

After this workshop, you will be able to:  Define workplace violenceRecognize and evaluate your job for the risk factors associated with workplace violence

Recognize and develop some strategies to prevent workplace violence

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Workplace Violence Defined

“Violent acts, including physical assaults and threats of assault, directed toward persons at work or on duty. The spectrum of workplace violence ranges from offensive language to homicide.”

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Examples of Workplace Violence

Threatening behavior – shaking fists, destroying property, vandalism, sabotage, theft, throwing objects.Verbal or written threats - expression of intent to inflict harm.

Harassment

- behavior that demeans, embarrasses, humiliates, annoys, alarms or verbally abuses a person and that is known or would be expected to be unwelcome.

Included

are words, gestures, pranks, arguments, psychological trauma, rumors, intimidation, bullying, or other inappropriate activities.

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Examples of Workplace Violence

Verbal abuse - swearing, insults or condescending language.Physical attacks - hitting, shoving, pushing or kicking. Extremes include rape, arson and murder.

Bullying

- uninvited physical contact; “sarcastic jokes” and “teasing” used as insult delivery systems; status slaps intended to humiliate their victims; rude interruptions; two-faced attacks; dirty looks; recruiting others to be bullies; treating someone as if they are invisible.

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Nonfatal Violent Crimes, 2009 Bureau of Justice National Crime Victimization Survey

572,000 occurred while at workAmong teaching occupations, technical or industrial schools had highest reported rates

Only 47% of incidents reported to police

Of those who DID NOT report:

38% reported to another “official”

22% thought it was a “personal” matter

24% thought it wasn’t “important” enough to report

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Workplace Homicides, 2004 - 2009

On average, 564 work-related homicides occur each year in the US70% were committed by robbers and other assailants21% were committed by work associates

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Workplace Bullying

54 million Americans report being bullied at work43,800 acts of harassment, bullying and other threatening behavior in workplace each day.

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Workplace Violence Risk Factors

Contact with the publicProviding service, care, advice or education (e.g. health care staff, teachers)

Having a mobile workplace such as a taxicab, school bus or police

cruiser

Working with unstable or volatile persons in health care, social service, educational or criminal justice

settings

Working alone or in small

numbers

Working in high-crime

areas

Guarding valuable property or

possessions

Handling money

Risk of violence may be greater at certain times of the day, night or year

Late hours of the night or early hours of the morning

Report card time or parent interviews

Performance appraisals

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According to NIOSH

More than 70% of American workplaces DO NOT have a formal program or policy in place to address workplace violence!

Employers have a legal and/or moral obligation to provide a safe workplace!


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