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Workplace Violence Prevention

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Have you ever been threatened, harassed, or attacked on the job? Would you be able to recognize the signs of a co-worker who has become unstable and possibly violent? Is your workplace secure against violence? Workplace violence is an important safety issue in today’s workplace.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 39 employees were victims of homicide as a result of intentional injury by another person in Texas in 2014. This also caused employers to lose 600 hours of lost work time.

Employers can use the following strategies to improve awareness and help prevent violence in the workplace:

  • a policy statement,
  • threat assessment,
  • workplace security analysis,
  • control and prevention,
  • training and education,
  • incident prevention and investigation, and
  • recordkeeping.

Not every strategy is appropriate for every workplace, so employers and employees should use the strategies appropriate to their workplaces.

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This program increases employee and employer awareness of risk factors for workplace violence and provides strategies for prevention, including:

  • identifying and responding to potential workplace killers,
  • developing a workplace prevention policy,
  • defusing angry people,
  • using stress reduction techniques,
  • practicing good communication skills, and
  • analyzing elements of effective customer service.


Length: 1 – 6 hours. Can be delivered via webinar or teleconference at no cost. For more information, call 800-252-7031, option 2, or email safetytraining@tdi.texas.gov.

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Last updated: 06/12/2017

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