Whilst certain industries/ groups of people carry a higher and specific risk to WPV, for example health (mental) care, taxi drivers and all-night retail workers; there are generic awareness points to help mitigate WPV that apply to all employees.
“Education and awareness about workplace violence – its nature and scope, an employer’s obligation to address this complex problem, and the practical steps that can be taken to ensure adequate prevention and management – lie at the heart of success workplace prevention and response efforts” (p48, Conclusion of The Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard (ASIS/SHRM WVP1.1-2011), ASIS International.)
We’ve just completed a project, requested by our clients, to create a short animation that explains Workplace Violence to employees to help with awareness and prevention. It is designed to be customised to promote specific company policies and procedures.
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