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Workplace Violence Prevention

Statistics show workplaces are more likely to experience an act of violence than a fire. You probably have a fire prevention plan, but do you have a workplace violence prevention plan? Experts share tips and ideas for training to prevent workplace violence.
Viewpoint: Workplace Violence—Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst
SHRM | Mar 2023

Workplace Violence Prevention
SHRM Resources Page (an abundance of resources included here)

California Mandates Workplace Violence Prevention Plans (7/1/24)
Texas Mandates Violence Prevention Plans for Healthcare Settings (9/1/24)
SHRM Express Requests

SHRM and Law Firm Articles

Employer Obligations to Address the Rise in Workplace Violence
Jones Walker | May 2023

Workplace Violence: Recent Events Are Another Tragic Reminder for Employers
Ogletree | Apr 2023

Workplace Violence Plans: Tragic Events Shine a Spotlight on Preventive Measures
Ogletree | Dec 2022

Employer Considerations for Navigating Evolving Gun Laws
Littler | Jul 2022

Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies In A Time Of Political And Social Unrest
Littler | Oct 2020

Preventing Workplace Violence: 10 Critical Components of a Security Plan
Preventing Workplace Violence: Start with Careful Hiring Practices
SHRM | 2017

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Employment Law Information Network
JD Supra

Samples and Tools

Workplace Violence Prevention
SHRM Sample Policy

Background Checks
SHRM Sample Policy

Workplace Bullying
SHRM Sample Policy

Workplace Violence
SHRM Sample Training Presentation

Pre-Employment Testing & Screening Vendors
SHRM Vendor Directory

Federal Government Resources

Workplace Violence Overview
Fact Sheet

Active Shooter Preparedness
Department of Homeland Security

Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses
Centers for Disease Control

Workplace Violence: Issues in Response
(downloads as a PDF file)
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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