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Workplace Violence Prevention

Presented by:

The OSHA Navigator PRO, your complete OSHA compliance solution

www.OSHA-Navigator.com

(866) 227-5953


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Do you need help with OSHA compliance?

Visitwww.OSHA-Navigator.com to preview an inexpensive and easy solution to your health & safety needs.


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What Is Workplace Violence?

Workplace violence is any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the work setting


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Workplace Violence

  • Violence is a leading cause of workplace fatality, resulting in 856 deaths in 1997(BLS)

  • The most common type of workplace fatality is a shooting during the robbery of a retail, service or transportation worker


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Risk Factors

  • Contact with the public

  • Exchange of money

  • Delivery of passengers, goods, or services

  • Having a mobile workplace such as a taxicab or police cruiser


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Risk Factors (Cont’d)

  • Working alone or in small numbers

  • Working in high crime areas

  • Working late, at night, or during early morning hours

  • Guarding valuable property or possessions

  • Working in a high stress environment


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Occupational Safety and Health Act

The OSH Act of 1970 mandates that, in addition to compliance with hazard-specific standards, all employers have a general duty to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. This includes the prevention and control of the hazard of workplace violence

OSHA will rely on Section 5 (a)(1) of the OSH Act (the “General Duty Clause”) for enforcement authority


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Recommendations

  • Educational tool to help keep your employees safe

    - design, select, and implement workplace violence prevention programs

    - tailored to meet the specific needs and risk factors in their workplace


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Management Commitment and Employee Involvement

Worksite Analysis

Hazard Prevention and Control

Training

Evaluation

Violence Prevention Program Elements


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Management Commitment

  • Create and share a policy of violence prevention

  • Take incidents seriously

  • Outline a security plan

  • Assign responsibility, authority and resources


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Management Commitment

  • Hold employees accountable

  • Encourage prompt reporting and tracking

  • Encourage employees to get involved and make recommendations


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Management Commitment

  • Make sure employees who report problems or experience an incident are not punished or discriminated against

  • Work with others to improve security

    - police

    - landlords

    - employer associations


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Employee Involvement

  • Participate in surveys and offer suggestions

  • Assist in security analysis and inspection

  • Help evaluate prevention and control measures

  • Train other employees

  • Share on-the-job experiences with other employees


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Worksite Hazard Analysis

  • Step-by-step, common sense look at the workplace to find existing and potential hazards.

    - review records and past incidents

    - workplace security analysis

    - periodic safety audits


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Prevention Strategies

  • Reduce the risk of robbery by:

    • increasing the effort that the perpetrator must expend

    • increasing the risks to the perpetrator

    • reducing the rewards to the perpetrator


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Hazard Prevention and Control

  • Engineering controls and workplace adaptation

  • Administrative and work practice controls

  • Post incident response


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Door detectors, buzzers

Alarms

Bullet resistant barriers

Visibility and lighting

Drop safes

Video surveillance

Height markers

Engineering Controls


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Administrative and Work Practice Controls

  • Integrate violence prevention into daily procedures

  • Minimal cash in register

  • Emergency procedures, systems of communication

  • Procedures to use barriers & enclosures

  • Increase staffing at high risk locations/times


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Administrative and Work Practice Controls

  • Lock delivery doors

  • Establish rules for workers leaving facility

  • Lock doors when not open, procedures for opening and closing

  • Limit access

  • Adopt safety procedures for off-site work


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Post Incident Response

  • Get medical care for injured victims

  • Report to police and other authorities

  • Inform management

  • Secure the premises - safeguard evidence

  • Prepare incident report immediately

  • Arrange appropriate psychological treatment for victims


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Training

  • Ensure that all staff are aware of security hazards and protective procedures

  • Workers

    • potential risks

    • operational procedures

    • use of security measures

    • behavioral strategies

    • incident response

    • emergency action


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Training

  • Supervisors, managers and security personnel

    - same training as all other workers

    - additional training to help them recognize, analyze and establish controls


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Evaluation

  • Recordkeeping

    • Injuries

    • Incidents

    • Hazard analyses

    • Recommendations from police, consultants, employees

    • Hazard correction

    • Training and safety meetings


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Evaluation

  • Review the results of safety audits

  • Review post incident reports

  • Review minutes from safety meetings

  • Analyze trends in incidents, injuries, etc...

  • Consult with employees before & after worksite changes

  • Update information on violence prevention strategies


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