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This course seeks to help employees understand the circumstances that can trigger violence in the workplace and to offer strategies for preventing the escalation of conflict. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the US, fatal injuries involving violence increased by 163 cases to 866 in 2016. Workplace homicides increased by 83 cases to 500 in 2016, and workplace suicides increased by 62 to 291. This is the highest homicide figure since 2010 and the most suicides since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries began reporting data in 1992. Workplace violence can include a range of acts, both physical and non-physical, such as assault, stalking, bullying, robbery, and harassment. This course will help employees to recognize early warning signs of potential workplace conflict, the actions they can take to prevent situations that may lead to workplace violence, and how to respond to an aggressor. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Eastman & Smith Ltd., Please note, the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
All employees, including managers, human resource professionals, and all employees responsible for understanding and implementing workplace policies