OMNIPRESENT SECURITY GROUP
Workplace Security Consultants
Workplace violence creates a hostile environment in which employees may be fearful or experience anxiety and can lose trust in the organization. Even the best plans for identifying and responding to threats can be ineffective if those assigned to respond to workplace violence reports do not know that a threat has been made. That is why training and encouraging employees to report violent or threatening behavior can create a climate in which safety is accepted as a common goal for both employees and management.
The term "Workplace Violence" is most commonly associated with Active Shooter. Although a shooting in a workplace is indeed a workplace violence incident, it is one of the most extreme cases and often occurs after warning signs are missed or not reported.
Having a clear understanding of workplace violence and accepting that it can happen in your organization is paramount to developing a plan that will effectively combat the threat. A plan requires commitment from all levels of the organization but most of all, from top leadership. Beyond the legal and ethical obligation employers have to promote a work environment free from threats and violence as well as the economic loss that may result from a workplace violence incident, the main focus should be on preventing the loss of lives.
When OmniPresent Security Group is given the opportunity to partner with an organization, we work with all levels of the establishment to evaluate current workplace violence prevention programs, plans, and strategies. We assess the workplace climate first and use those results as a compass to develop recommendations on improvements to existing programs or to create a program from the ground up.
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OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) defines workplace violence as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors.