Course Description:

The purpose of this Workplace Violence Training is to prepare learners with the knowledge to respond to threats of violence. Violent crime is a problem in many communities. A violent crime takes place in the United States every 17 seconds. One out of six violent crimes occur at work. Media often focuses on crimes that generate shocking headlines such as workplace shootings and murders. Other instances of aggression and physical conflict happen more often. These incidents rarely appear in the newspaper or on the nightly news.

  • Assaults account for nearly three out of four reported incidents of workplace violence. In fact, an aggravated assault occurs every 28 seconds.
  • Robberies cause 82% of workplace homicides. Alarmingly, a robbery occurs every 51 seconds.
  • Studies suggest that 50% to 80% of rape victims knew their attacker, for example, this may include a boss or a co-worker. Unfortunately, rape occurs every five minutes.
  • A murder occurs every 23 minute. As a result, homicide is the second leading cause of death on the job and the number one killer of women in the workplace.

Course Content:

  • Violence statistics
  • Facts about workplace violence
  • Warning Sign of Workplace Violence
  • Responding to Threats of Violence
  • The Aftermath of Workplace Violence – Workplace Recovery

Course Features:

  • Ready to Deploy: Purchase the course “as-is” and load into your Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Editable Source Files: Articulate Storyline source files are available for purchase so you can customize the course to fit your specific needs. View Pricing Here.
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Why is Workplace Violence Training Important?

Businesses have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Many would expect business to do this and even consider it a moral obligation. It’s actually a legal obligation guaranteed by a Federal government agency known as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA. OSHA is part of the US Department of Labor.

OSHA is responsible for the creation and enforcement of safety and health legislation.
OSHA’s “General Duty Clause” requires employers to provide:

“a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.”

Aggressive and violent behaviors are a risk to the health and safety of everyone in the workplace. For this reason, employers must take steps to prevent and minimize the impact of workplace violence.


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