Violence in the Workplace

Violence in the workplace refers to a range of actions and events that threaten the safety and well-being of employees and others in the workplace. Workplace violence is one of the most important security issues confronting companies today, particularly since these activities span a lengthy continuum from coworker bullying and intimidation to verbal threats to homicide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were just more than 400 fatalities associated with violence in the workplace in the United States in 2015. While this statistic points to the most extreme cases of workplace violence, other incidents take place every day that divert management attention; dampen morale, productivity, and trust; cause damage to both people and property; and increase costs associated with insurance, training, and ...

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