Each year, nearly 2 million American workers are a victim of some sort of workplace violence according to OSHA reports. Victims of workplace violence can suffer in varying ways like psychological damage or physical injury, and the delivery of violence is not limited. Workplace violence can be verbal, physical, mental, etc.
Workplace violence can happen anywhere, in different ways.
Like most people, you probably shy away from the thought of a traumatic act of violence occurring at your place of work. While we’d like to think that the chances of an act of violence happening at your workplace is slim to none, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests that incidents have been steadily increasing since 2015.
As we just closed one of the deadliest years America has seen, 2021 hasn’t given us much time to rest as a senseless attack on a local Long Island Stop & Shop occurred just Wednesday, April 21st. While we focus our attention on aiding the safety concerns our country faces, our deepest condolences and sympathies lie with all those affected by unnecessary acts of violence in the workplace.
Gallagher Bassett is committed to helping organizations identify, prevent, and empower their employees to fight back against workplace violence.
Our Workplace Violence Prevention Training, helps employers and employees recognize the different types of workplace violence and provides them with the tools to develop strategies to combat and prevent potential incidents. We understand that workplace violence doesn’t respect any regional boundaries, that’s why we’ve made our Workplace Violence Prevention course entirely online and available 24/7.
For more information or to register for the training, call 718-389-2103 or click here.