Managing Workplace Conflict: Violence in the Workplace — Part I

June 01, 2011
Preventing violence in the workplace remains a serious concern for employers and employees alike. Studies have estimated that as many as two million incidents of job-related violence occur annually. Homicide is one of the leading causes of job-related deaths each year. Although some workers are considered more at risk than others because of where they work or the type of jobs they do, the truth is that no workplace is immune and all employers must have plans for preventing and responding, if and when necessary, to violence against their employees.