Preventing Violence at Work

Source: Bonnie S. Michelman, Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, Vol. 27 no. 2, 2011
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Workplace violence is a basic concern of all industries, according to the author. Addressing the threat, she says, reduces costs, workplace injuries, and litigation. Above all, it saves lives. With planning, education, drills, and resource deployment, the risk of violence can be reduced. However, failure to recognize the risk factors and red flags that may point to an emerging problem, or doing a poor job of education staff about the issue can have a negative effect.
Related (from the same issue):
– Workplace violence in hospitals: Safe Havens No More
by Bryan Warren
– Workplace Violence Prevention Education After JCSEA
by Scott Buff
– Critical Issues on Gun Violence in the Hospital Workplace
by James Sawyer and Caroline Ramsey-Hamilton

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