Go Beyond Zero-Tolerance Policies to Prevent Workplace Violence
In 2020, there were 392 homicides and more than 37,000 nonfatal, intentional injuries caused by another person in workplaces around the U.S. These incidents, which occur coast-to-coast and impact virtually every industry, drive home how important it is for businesses to have a plan to prevent violence in the workplace.
Matt Doherty is the Managing Director of Workforce Risk Management at Sikich, a professional services firm with a broad spectrum of advisory services. Before joining Sikich, Matt spent more than 20 years as the special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center. In this episode, Matt shares specific measures organizations can take to prevent workplace violence incidents before they occur.
Listen to learn how to:
- Go beyond zero-tolerance policies
- Encourage reporting before an incident occurs
- Identify warning signs and concerning behavior
- Proactively collaborate with law enforcement
- Safely conduct early intervention
The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.
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