Navy Yard Shooting: Resources to Help HR Deal with Violence at Work

By Roy Maurer Sep 16, 2013

The active shooter situation this morning at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., reminds us once again of the problem of violence in the workplace. These tragic events are a major issue for human resource professionals. Violence, whether committed from within by employees or randomly from outside the organization can have devastating effects on a workplace. The following SHRM resources are meant to help employers prevent and mitigate the risks of workplace violence.


Dealing with Violence in the Workplace

Domestic Violence at Work


Workplace Violence Policies and Practices for HR

Managing High-Risk Employees

Recent Shooting Sprees Raise Awareness Among Employers

Avoid Violent Terminations with a Show of Respect

ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard:

The standard provides an overview of general security policies, processes, and protocols that organizations can adopt to help prevent threatening behavior and violence affecting the workplace and better respond to and resolve security incidents involving threats and episodes of actual violence.

Resource Page:

SHRM’s Disaster Prep and Response Resource Page contains additional links to public resources and articles on crisis management, how to handle HR processes during an emergency, and how to aid victims following a disaster.


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