The United States Department of Justice issued an analysis report entitled Workplace Violence Issues in Response. In that report, the question "Whose concern is workplace violence" is addressed. The report goes on to state that workplace violence affects society as a whole. There are economic costs that are difficult to measure with precision as well as intangible costs.
Like all violence, workplace violence creates ripples that go beyond the pain an individual victim experiences. Workplace violence damages trust, community and the sense of security each person employed at that location/company feels. When workplace violence occurs, everyone loses and everyone has a stake in preventing violence in the workplace.
Employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment free from threats and violence. Adopting a workplace violence policy and prevention program are several ways to communicate your company's values as it relates to workplace violence. The Department of Justice also recommends that employers provide regular workplace violence preventive measure training for all new and current employees, supervisors and managers.
Tucker Consulting and Training Services (TCTS) has the expertise to help you empower and prepare your employees with common sense workplace violence response options that are not common knowledge. TCTS workplace violence training incorporates life saving techniques such as CPR and First Aid training. For more information, please visit our cyberspace at www.tuckercts.com or call us at (904) 469-6741.
Critical Incident Response Group, Workplace Violence Issues In Response, Pages 14 -15.
Yolanda M. Tucker has over twenty years of corporate procurement experience. Yolanda holds two Master's degrees, one in Contracts & Acquisition Management from Strayer University. She holds an Administrative and Regulatory Law Certification from Florida Coastal School of Law. Yolanda is also a certified American Heart Association Instructor and a certified ALICE Active Shooter Instructor.