Preventing Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence Statistics
StatisticsNumber one cause of death in theworkplace for women.
StatisticsNumber two cause of death for men.
Statistics• 760 on-the-job murders in the 1980s
Statistics• 760 on-the-job murders in the 1980s• 1,000 to 1,600 on-the-job murders in  the 1990s
StatisticsThe workplace is the nation’s fastestgrowing murder site.
Potential Offenders
Potential Offenders• Outsiders
Potential Offenders• Outsiders• Insiders
Potential Offenders• Outsiders• Insiders• Customers and vendors
Potential OffendersEmployee connection: An employee orsomeone connected to an employee.
Potential OffendersEmployee connection:• Spouse
Potential OffendersEmployee connection:• Spouse• Lover
Potential OffendersEmployee connection:• Spouse• Lover• Disgruntled employee
Categories of Violent People
Categories• Domestic abuser
Categories• Domestic abuser• Romantic obsessor
Categories• Domestic abuser• Romantic obsessor• Chronic disgruntled complainer
Warning Signs
Warning Signs• Stress in personal life
Warning Signs• Stress in personal life• History of violence
Warning Signs• Stress in personal life• History of violence• Entitlement mentality
Warning Signs•   Stress in personal life•   History of violence•   Entitlement mentality•   Substance abuse
Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior
Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior• Intimidating behavior
Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior• Intimidating behavior• Obsessions
Warning Signs•   Changes in mood or behavior•   Intimidating behavior•   Obsessions•   Threatening statements
Warning Signs• Marked performance decline
Warning Signs• Marked performance decline• Paranoia
Warning Signs• Marked performance decline• Paranoia• Personality changes
Warning Signs•   Marked performance decline•   Paranoia•   Personality changes•   Fondness for firearms
Dealing with Violent Situations
Violent SituationsReport any concerns orinappropriate behavior.
Violent SituationsPay attention to “gut feelings.”
Violent Situations•   Don’t panic, stay calm•   Speak in a normal voice•   Don’t argue•   Acknowledge the emotion
Violent Situations•   Establish boundaries•   Ask questions•   Know reporting procedure•   State consequences
Violent SituationsWorkplace violence affects all of us.
Emergency Responses
Emergency Responses• Personal safety first
Emergency Responses• Personal safety first• Call for help
Emergency Responses• Personal safety first• Call for help• Evacuate building
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  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Source: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
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    1. 1. Preventing Workplace Violence
    2. 2. Workplace Violence Statistics
    3. 3. StatisticsNumber one cause of death in theworkplace for women.
    4. 4. StatisticsNumber two cause of death for men.
    5. 5. Statistics• 760 on-the-job murders in the 1980s
    6. 6. Statistics• 760 on-the-job murders in the 1980s• 1,000 to 1,600 on-the-job murders in the 1990s
    7. 7. StatisticsThe workplace is the nation’s fastestgrowing murder site.
    8. 8. Potential Offenders
    9. 9. Potential Offenders• Outsiders
    10. 10. Potential Offenders• Outsiders• Insiders
    11. 11. Potential Offenders• Outsiders• Insiders• Customers and vendors
    12. 12. Potential OffendersEmployee connection: An employee orsomeone connected to an employee.
    13. 13. Potential OffendersEmployee connection:• Spouse
    14. 14. Potential OffendersEmployee connection:• Spouse• Lover
    15. 15. Potential OffendersEmployee connection:• Spouse• Lover• Disgruntled employee
    16. 16. Categories of Violent People
    17. 17. Categories• Domestic abuser
    18. 18. Categories• Domestic abuser• Romantic obsessor
    19. 19. Categories• Domestic abuser• Romantic obsessor• Chronic disgruntled complainer
    20. 20. Warning Signs
    21. 21. Warning Signs• Stress in personal life
    22. 22. Warning Signs• Stress in personal life• History of violence
    23. 23. Warning Signs• Stress in personal life• History of violence• Entitlement mentality
    24. 24. Warning Signs• Stress in personal life• History of violence• Entitlement mentality• Substance abuse
    25. 25. Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior
    26. 26. Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior• Intimidating behavior
    27. 27. Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior• Intimidating behavior• Obsessions
    28. 28. Warning Signs• Changes in mood or behavior• Intimidating behavior• Obsessions• Threatening statements
    29. 29. Warning Signs• Marked performance decline
    30. 30. Warning Signs• Marked performance decline• Paranoia
    31. 31. Warning Signs• Marked performance decline• Paranoia• Personality changes
    32. 32. Warning Signs• Marked performance decline• Paranoia• Personality changes• Fondness for firearms
    33. 33. Dealing with Violent Situations
    34. 34. Violent SituationsReport any concerns orinappropriate behavior.
    35. 35. Violent SituationsPay attention to “gut feelings.”
    36. 36. Violent Situations• Don’t panic, stay calm• Speak in a normal voice• Don’t argue• Acknowledge the emotion
    37. 37. Violent Situations• Establish boundaries• Ask questions• Know reporting procedure• State consequences
    38. 38. Violent SituationsWorkplace violence affects all of us.
    39. 39. Emergency Responses
    40. 40. Emergency Responses• Personal safety first
    41. 41. Emergency Responses• Personal safety first• Call for help
    42. 42. Emergency Responses• Personal safety first• Call for help• Evacuate building
    43. 43. Preventing Workplace Violence
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