Violence in the Workplace Overview

Learning objectives

  • As a result of completing this lesson, the learner will be able to recognize workplace violence and identify measures to prevent it.

Course overview

In this lesson, the student will learn what workplace violence is, which occupations are at increased risk for workplace violence, the categories of perpetrators of workplace violence, precautions to help prevent workplace violence, the warning signs of violent behavior and how to respond them, how to respond to a violent event occurring, and what to do after a violent event occurs.

  • 5 Minutes
  • English, Spanish, French Canadian
  • Workplace Violence: A Report to the Nation, February 2001, The University of Iowa
  • OSHA Fact Sheet, Workplace Violence
  • OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers
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