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workplace violence prevention
Workplace Violence Prevention

Presented by:

The OSHA Navigator PRO, your complete OSHA compliance solution

(866) 227-5953


Do you need help with OSHA compliance? to preview an inexpensive and easy solution to your health & safety needs.

what is workplace violence
What Is Workplace Violence?

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

workplace violence
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
risk factors
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
risk factors cont d
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
occupational safety and health act
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

  • 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

violence prevention program elements
Management Commitment and Employee Involvement

Worksite Analysis

Hazard Prevention and Control



Violence Prevention Program Elements
management commitment
Management Commitment
  • Create and share a policy of violence prevention
  • Take incidents seriously
  • Outline a security plan
  • Assign responsibility, authority and resources
management commitment1
Management Commitment
  • Hold employees accountable
  • Encourage prompt reporting and tracking
  • Encourage employees to get involved and make recommendations
management commitment2
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

employee involvement
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
worksite hazard analysis
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

prevention strategies
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
hazard prevention and control
Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Engineering controls and workplace adaptation
  • Administrative and work practice controls
  • Post incident response
engineering controls
Door detectors, buzzers


Bullet resistant barriers

Visibility and lighting

Drop safes

Video surveillance

Height markers

Engineering Controls
administrative and work practice controls
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
administrative and work practice controls1
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
post incident response
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
  • 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
  • Supervisors, managers and security personnel

- same training as all other workers

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

  • Recordkeeping
    • Injuries
    • Incidents
    • Hazard analyses
    • Recommendations from police, consultants, employees
    • Hazard correction
    • Training and safety meetings
  • 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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