According to OSHA, more than 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported. Workplace violence can strike anywhere, anytime, and no one is immune.
Flip on the television, turn on the radio, pick up a newspaper, or open your favorite digital news app. Every day in the United States, an average of two people are killed and 87 are injured due to workplace violence, according to a report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While some workplace tragedies become the focus of local and even national headlines, there are thousands of incidents that go unreported by the media. Not only do these incidents directly impact the victims and their families, but there is a significant burden placed on co-workers and ultimately the businesses where they occur.
One of the most important steps an employer can take to reduce workplace violence is to train their workforce about workplace violence prevention. However, the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) reported that 70 percent of workplaces do not have a formal program or policy to address workplace violence. Proactive preparedness is essential given that workplace violence can strike anywhere at anytime.
With proper training, employees are more apt to:
- Recognize potential threats of workplace violence
- Respond appropriately and in a timely manner
- Act to increase chances of survival
- Take advantage of available safeguards
- Minimize risk to others
Implement Workplace Violence Training Today
To help employers and employees become more knowledgeable of and prepared for this potential threat, CDT MicroGraphics is offering its Workplace Violence eLearning Course to companies and individuals at no cost, for a limited time.
For more information about this course, please view our course description and outline.
To access this course, please go to CDTLearning, then either sign in or register for a new account to gain immediate access.
Workforce Training Documentation
If documented workforce training would benefit your Company, please contact us and we will provide documentation of your employees’ training activity, also at no cost.
Diane St Martin
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