Workplace Violence Prevention

Gun Office 27429035_l.jpgWorkplace violence can strike anywhere, anytime, and no one is immune. It is extremely important to prepare your team for the unthinkable.

Every year nearly 2 million American workers report that they’ve been victims of workplace violence.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation incidents were the most frequent fatal workplace event nationally in 2016, accounting for 40 percent of fatal work injuries. Violence and other injuries by persons/animals was the second-most common fatal event (17 percent), followed by falls, slips, or trips (16 percent).  These numbers are staggering and employers must prepare for the potential of violence. 

Training and preparation is the key to survival. The National Safety Council, Nebraska provides customized training specifically for your team based on the topics below.   Our customized training can be based on any or all of the following topics to fit your company’s needs, industry, environment, and time constraints.

Workplace Violence/Active Shooter
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically. Curriculum includes:

  • Pattern Recognition & Warning Signs
  • Prevention Tips for both employers and employees
  • Run-Hide-Fight protocol

Verbal De-Escalation
Aggression can be unpredictable. A person may quickly move from slight agitation to extreme aggression. Identification of the early stages of aggression will help you to respond effectively while keeping you and your employees safe. Curriculum includes:

  • Body language basics
  • One-on-One communication tactics
  • Best-practices on how to de-escalate a potential situation

High Risk Terminations
Proactive education and quick intervention with disgruntled employees is important in order to avoid violence and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. Curriculum includes:

  • Termination tactics, considerations, and best practices

Lone Worker
Lone workers occupy some of the most challenging and dangerous jobs. They often spend great portions of the day away from their offices, peers and the security available in those familiar locations. The constant fear of physical harm takes a toll on lone workers, and their lack of safety confidence can lead to a reduced level of performance, a lower level of engagement with the organization and increased employee turnover. NSCN curriculum includes:

  • Hazards of lone workers
  • Planning and preparation for potential situations
  • Lone work considerations on private property, larger sites or remote areas

Contact us at 402.898.7364 to discuss the program that is right for your organization or to develop a program that best meets your needs.