Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program
“Workplace violence” is defined as an act of aggression or the threat of physical violence against workers on the job. It can occur in, at, or outside the workplace, and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. Over 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year. Each week in the United States, an average of 33,000 workers are assaulted on the job and 17 are murdered. Employers pay close to $40 billion annually in direct and indirect costs associated with these incidents.
OSHA’s General Duty Clause (29 USC 654, Sec. 5(a)) requires employers to provide a form of employment and place of employment free from recognized hazards likely to cause injury or death. Since workplace violence can strike anywhere at any time, every employer is obligated to address the threat of workplace violence by implementing appropriate safeguards and safety training. Failure to protect employees from violence in the workplace can result in fines and penalties under the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act and/or related state regulations. Additionally, employers can be found negligent in court if they cannot prove that they took all reasonable measures to prevent a violent incident from occurring.
Our interactive Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program includes print and digital materials based on OSHA guidelines and recent guidance from the Department of Homeland Security. This exclusive program, compiled by certified instructional designers and professional trainers, features a visual media training presentation (in PowerPoint and PDF format, on CD-ROM), a facilitator’s guide to prepare the training instructor, printable job aids and training activities, pre-printed quizzes, and training acknowledgment forms to document compliance. Using this exclusive training program, businesses can deliver effective training in as few as two hours (one hour for preparation, one hour for delivery).
Who Needs It
All employers are required to prevent injuries and fatalities under OSHA’s General Duty Clause and/or related state regulations. Since workplace violence is a recognized hazard that causes a significant number of injuries and deaths each year, employers are obligated to implement preventative measures and document their efforts.
Train and Protect Your Employees
Our Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program includes the latest information on controls, safeguards, and response measures to properly address the threat of workplace violence. Implementing this training can potentially help save a worker’s life if a violent incident occurs, ensure compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause, and prevent violent incidents from
Comply with OSHA’s General Duty Clause
Because workplace violence is a leading cause of injury and fatality in the American workplace and can strike any company at any time, every employer must implement safeguards and controls to prevent violent incidents. Training employees on prevention and response measures demonstrates good-faith compliance with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act.
Protect Your Business from Claims of Negligence
In the event of a violent incident in the workplace, OSHA investigators and/or local authorities will attempt to determine if the employer took reasonable measures to prevent the incident and ensure the safety of their employees. Documenting these efforts with the quizzes and acknowledgement forms in our program can help you demonstrate that you took reasonable steps to prevent violent incidents from occurring.
Our Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program includes the following critical elements:
- A training resource CD-ROM that includes a visual media training presentation (in PowerPoint and PDF formats) and printable/reproducible training handouts, including interactive learning activities and job aids. (Industry-specific add-on presentation slides are included for health care and late-night retail entities based on OSHA guidelines for those industries.)
- A printed Facilitator’s Guide (also available digitally on CD-ROM) that can be used to quickly prepare and deliver the training to your employees.
- 25 Training Quizzes to measure and document employee understanding of the training provided.
- 25 Training Acknowledgment Forms for employees to sign in acknowledgment that they have received the required training.