Tag: Workplace Violence

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Employee Unwellness and the Rise of Workplace Shootings

Workplace violence has been a problem in California and across the nation for decades, and it appears to be getting worse. Some governmental estimates have identified up to 36 mass killings in California workplaces in the last decade, including five since the start of 2021. According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, […]

Workplace Violence Citations Upheld by Federal Judge

A Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge, Dennis Phillips, found hospital management companies UHS of Delaware Inc. and Premier Behavioral Health Solutions of Florida Inc. exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence at a Bradenton, Florida, psychiatric facility. Phillips assessed […]

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Considerations in Drafting a Workplace Violence Policy

Many companies have decided in recent years to implement internal policies regarding workplace violence. Typically, these policies include such items as what employees should do if they witness violence and/or hear threats concerning violence in the workplace. Some workplace violence policies also address what investigative efforts management will use upon receiving notice that an alleged […]

To Prevent Workplace Violence, You Need to M.O.V.E.

Recently, Justin Scace, Senior Editor for our sister publication the EHS Daily Advisor, spoke with a workplace violence prevention expert for an episode of the  EHS on Tap podcast. In that conversation, Hector Alvarez, a Certified Threat Manager and President of Alvarez Associates, LLC, provided some deep insights into how you need to prepare your organization. […]

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Accountability is Key When Combating Bullying

In part 1 of this article, HR Daily Advisor editor Jim Davis spoke with Catherine Mattice-Zundel, a consultant, coach, and trainer about workplace bullying, including where it parallels harassment and what the differences are under the law. Today we’ll look at the importance of accountability as well as some methods for preventing bullying.

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Is Workplace Bullying Simply a Legal Form of Harassment?

When we think of workplace violence, we far too often think about physical violence, which is the end point in a series of events. This isn’t overly surprising, given the visceral visibility of violent actions. The problem is, when we focus on the physical violence, we tend to forget about the events that either lead […]