OSHA (The Occupational, Safety, and Health Administration) defines workplace violence as violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and ranges from threats, verbal abuse, and bullying to physical assaults and homicide – the latter being one of the leading causes of job-related deaths.
The following statistics are compiled from reported incidents. Note: these are not simply incidents of intimidation or situations that cause workers to fear for their safety – they are actual cases of reported violence. Like you, we are aware that many individuals in the workplace have experienced workplace bullies who intimidate and threaten. Not surprisingly, such intimidation, bullying, and threats sometimes lead to violent incidents.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Institute on Domestic Violence:
Signs to look for include:
A combination of several of these risk factors would signal cause for careful scrutiny of an employee’s potential for acting out. For more information regarding this topic, please contact Alpha-Omega Investigations at 1-800-416-8566.
Alpha-Omega Investigations believes that prevention is paramount. If you suspect you have or may have a potential situation, we can help. At Alpha-Omega Investigations, we have security personnel specifically trained and equipped to deal with violence in the workplace.
We can provide the services required for businesses seeking workplace violence prevention.