This book, through an examination of a number of representative real world cases, provides a detailed look at what happened to some companies and traditional tools for occupational health and safety, discipline, and employee relations now used by business and labour leaders are inadequate and inappropriate in responding to the problems of workplace violence. In fact, the methods and approaches commonly in use actually worsen the problem in some cases. The book summarizes the most up-to-date learning in this area and offers practical guidance and recommendations for assessing the risk of violence, steps for preventing workplace violence, and a through discussion of employees rights and employer's responsib

Who is the Violent Employee?

Who is the violent employee?

Our age is an era of radical transition. The old myths and symbols by which we oriented ourselves are gone, anxiety is rampant…. The individual… becomes obsessed with the new problem of identity, namely, Even-if-I-know-who-I-am, I-have-no-significance…. The next step is apathy. And the step following that is violence. For no human being can stand the perpetually numbing experience of his own powerlessness.

Rollo May, Love and Will

The employee who becomes the focus of concern about violence potential is someone who is at risk. He or she may be someone who copes poorly with stress, has a history of violent behavior, or maintains poor interpersonal relationships. Who is this person? What, if any, is the responsibility of the ...

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