Millions of workers face violence in the workplace every year, it is the 2nd leading cause of occupational injury. Workplace Violence incidents can range from physical assaults to robbery or homicide. And with 1 out of every 5 occupational fatalities occurring as a result of violence in the workplace, it is a big concern for OSHA, as well as employers and employees everywhere.
Under federal law, regulated by OSHA, employers have an obligation to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. Workplace violence certainly falls into this category, and the goal of this course is to provide awareness of violence in the workplace, recognizing the warning signs, taking action to mitigate dangerous situations, and developing skills for the prevention and response to violent situations at work.