The U.S. Department of Labor found that approximately 2 million people are impacted by workplace violence annually in the U.S.. That figure is considered to be a conservative sum as many incidents of workplace violence go unreported. Preparing for a violent incident is essential if you want to protect yourself and your colleagues in the event that a violent event does take place.
Preparing for a violent incident
OSHA recently published a workplace violence preparation guide for businesses. Some of OSHA’s recommendations include:
There’s plenty more that must be taken into account when responding to workplace violence, but other key factors to keep in mind include:
For more details on what you can do to prepare for a worst-case scenario, preview RedVector’s active shooter response and workplace violence training courses here.