Preventing Workplace Violence

This Preventing Workplace Violence course is intended for employees of both public and private-sector organizations. It identifies (1) common clues that point toward potential violence in the workplace, and (2) how to forestall and/or deal with violent acts appropriately. The course can be customized to help fulfill the violence-prevention training requirements of state laws, such as New York's Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Act.

Course syllabus:

  1. What is workplace violence?

  2. Types of violence

  3. Risk factors

  4. Prevention methods

  5. Security measures

  6. Zero tolerance

  7. Red flags

  8. Dealing with a volatile situation

  9. Weapons

  10. Reporting procedures

  11. Response plan

  12. Other elements