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Workplace Violence News

The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics reported 628 people died in workplace homicides in 2007. In addition to the tragic loss of lives, the costs associated with workplace violence include lost business, lower productivity, medical expenses, higher insurance rates, negative publicity, and litigation. The American Journal of Industrial Medicine estimated costs of workplace violence from 1992 to 2001 to be $6.5 billion.


With an ultimate goal of providing a violence-free work environment, states, provinces, and regulatory agencies across the U.S. and Canada have begun to address this issue with rules, regulations, and legislation.

 

Legislation

  

Ontario Employers
We can help your organization meet the amendments to OHSA regarding workplace violence and harassment.


OSHA Update
Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments.


Newfoundland/Labrador Employers
We can help your organization meet the OHSR regulations regarding workplace violence.


New York Public Employers
We can help your organization meet the requirements of the New York State Workplace Violence Prevention Law.


Colorado State Agencies
We can help your agency meet the requirements of the Executive Order for Workplace Violence Prevention.

 

Hawaii Employers
We can help your organization meet the state resolution to prohibit abusive work environments.

 

In the News

 

Prevent, Prepare, Respond
This article, written by William F. Badzmierowski, M.ED., CSW Director of Instructor Services for the Prepare Training® program, uses a Connecticut incident of workplace violence as a reminder of the critical importance of prevention, preparation, and planning for emergency situations.