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Workplace Violence Prevention: A Practical Guide to Security on the Job

Touchstone Environmental, Inc.

Workplace Violence Prevention: A Practical Guide to Security on the Job provides thorough examinations of the many levels and types of workplace violence prevention, and how to deal with the issue systematically. This resource describes approaches that address everything from organizational and structural issues, to the personal and emotional, ranging from bomb threats to bullying. It is the most comprehensive workplace violence prevention guide available for analyzing an organization s violence risks and developing effective workplace violence prevention measures.

Workplace Violence Prevention is a valuable resource for HR personnel, security officers, risk managers, and anyone responsible for preparing an organization to deal with the threat of violence or recover from its effects.

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Topic Area
  • Assessing an organization s readiness to cope
  • Assigning responsibilities
  • Bomb threats
  • Cognitive ergonomics
  • Conducting fitness for duty evaluations
  • Conducting threat assessments
  • Creating a written Violence Prevention Policy
  • Designing a formal program
  • Developing a threat assessment team
  • Disability discrimination
  • Domestic violence
  • Effects of crises
  • Guarding against terrorism
  • Harassment prevention
  • Identifying supervisors roles for the reporting of threats
  • Incorporating workplace violence prevention into routines
  • Keeping your mailroom safe
  • Law enforcement perspectives
  • Managing critical incidents
  • Managing layoffs
  • Managing performance and discipline
  • Managing risk
  • Negotiating with the violent individual
  • Planning security for your premises
  • Providing employee assistance programs
  • Providing post-incident assistance to victims
  • Responding to employee reporting of threats
  • Sabotage
  • Screening job applicants
  • Sector-specific concerns (retail, healthcare, social services, K-12 schools, colleges and universities)
  • Setting up internal reporting systems and planning for emergencies
  • Training employees
  • What is workplace violence?
  • Who might perpetrate violence?
  • Worker safety and health requirements
  • Working alone


  • Details the elements for a Comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Includes guidance on assigning appropriate roles to various professionals within the organization and aggregate these activities to maximize their effectiveness
  • Includes supplements that offer useful reference documents from agencies and professional organizations, and case studies
  • Regulatory citations and professional sources are included, and cross-referenced to discussions within the guide
  • Provides street addresses, telephone numbers, and Internet addresses of relevant agencies and organizations