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Comprehensive Workplace Violence Training: Prevention, Response, and Resilience


Active shooter events and instances of workplace violence are increasing at an alarming rate. This escalation isn't just a distressing statistic—it's a call to action for organizations to ensure the safety of their employees. Workplace violence is now the fourth leading cause of work-related fatalities, underlining the urgent need for comprehensive preventative measures and effective response strategies. Ignoring these realities can no longer be an option.


Our Workplace Violence Training program is designed to provide organizations with the tools necessary to address and prevent these harrowing incidents effectively. An effective workplace violence prevention strategy is one that's implemented well before any trouble occurs.


Equally vital is preparing employees to understand and react appropriately during emergencies, along with preparing organizations for a measured and effective response.

The Stark Reality of Workplace Violence

Facts about workplace violence reveal a sobering picture:

  • Over 20,000 employees fall victim to non-fatal assaults each year.

  • Nearly 500 employees lose their lives annually as a direct result of workplace violence.

  • The financial impact on companies amounts to billions of dollars each year.

  • Workplace violence reduces employee productivity, increases sick leave usage, and significantly lowers team morale.

  • A violent incident at the workplace can severely damage an organization's public image.


Holistic Approach to Workplace Violence Training


Our Workplace Violence Training program encompasses a broad spectrum of topics. We aim to give a comprehensive view of the subject, from identifying potential risks to dealing with the aftermath of an incident.

Here's an overview of the topics we cover:

  • Identifying the Types of Workplace Violence: There are various forms of workplace violence, and identifying these forms is the first step toward prevention.

  • Warning Signs and Pre-Attack Indicators: Our training helps employees recognize potential warning signs and pre-attack indicators, enhancing their ability to avoid or mitigate violence.

  • Hiring and Screening Best Practices: We'll discuss the best practices for hiring and screening, which can help in preventing violent incidents by ensuring that potential employees do not pose threats.

  • Employee Response Techniques: Our program teaches employees how to respond when faced with a violent incident, focusing on strategies that prioritize safety and minimize harm.

  • Policy Development and Review: We provide guidance on creating and reviewing policies that effectively deter violence and provide clear protocols for addressing incidents should they occur.

  • Incident Reporting & Investigation: We stress the importance of thorough incident reporting and investigations, which are essential for preventing future incidents and creating safer workplaces.

  • Post-Incident Review and Documentation: After an incident, it's crucial to conduct a detailed review and maintain documentation. This process aids in understanding what went wrong, creating accountability, and informing future prevention strategies.

  • Organizational Resiliency: We focus on building organizational resilience to ensure that companies can effectively recover from violent incidents, minimizing disruption and safeguarding the mental health of employees.


Our Workplace Violence Training course is not merely a program—it's a step toward building a safer working environment. We are committed to empowering employees and organizations with knowledge, skills, and strategies to prevent violence and ensure rapid recovery should an incident occur. Enroll today and equip your organization with the tools to handle and prevent workplace violence effectively. Together, we can foster safer and more secure workplaces.

Please note: The effectiveness of a training program can be significantly increased by combining it with other interventions, such as creating a supportive work environment and implementing effective workplace policies. Additionally, organizations should consult with professionals in the field to develop a comprehensive violence prevention plan that is specific to their unique needs and challenges.

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