Every type of business is vulnerable to violence, from retail businesses to law firms. Threats in the workplace can come, unexpectedly, in a variety of packages.
- Employees' domestic issues can spill into the workplace when tempers flare.
- Disgruntled customers can turn a normal professional office or retail setting into a danger zone.
- Threats can come against another business located in your office building, putting your staff at risk.
- Employees who work late or travel alone can be easy targets.
- Employees can be enraged after having been laid off or after a performance review.
Workplace safety is the responsibility of employees and employers alike.
Will you recognize the warning signs before an emergency?
Are you prepared to respond quickly in the event of an emergency?
Will you be reacting to a situation or event once it's happened or will you be ready with a contingency plan in place?
To help you prepare, prevent and plan, review these presentations from the May 2007 Troy Police Department / Troy Chamber of Commerce Workplace Violence Seminar.
Sergeant Don Ostrowski's Workplace Violence Prevention (file size 168k)
Officer Andrew Breidenich's Workplace Violence and Contingency Planning (file size 199k)
To receive a copy of Kent Sharkey's - Preventing & Managing Workplace Violence you may email Anne Turner or call 248-457-2935.
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