WHAT IS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE?
Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the worksite. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers, and visitors.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, workplace violence falls into four categories: Criminal intent, customer/client, worker-on-worker, and personal relationship, which overwhelmingly targets women.
WHY IS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE EDUCATION IMPORTANT?
Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2014, 409 people were killed in work-related attacks, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s means that 16% of all workplace deaths resulted from workplace violence attacks. These numbers do not include the countless incidents that are unreported.
WHAT DOES THE TRAINING COVER?
TriCorps provides workplace violence education classes that place a focus on active shooters, workplace violence, and de-escalation techniques. We can even use hands-on training to better equip your employees for whatever situation may arise. TriCorps can present workplace violence classes to large or small groups. Our trainers’ extensive knowledge and skills allow us to tailor our presentation to meet the needs of your team and integrate your specific emergency action plan.
Workplace violence education classes teach employees the warning signs that might signal future violence including behavior like paranoia, excessive use of alcohol or drugs, unexplained absenteeism, withdrawal, mood swings, or resistance to changes at works.
From there, our classes teach de-escalation techniques like how to communicate verbally and how to conduct yourself physically to de-escalate the situation and prevent further escalation.
Our workplace violence education classes also cover the deadliest situation – active shooter. In active shooter situations training, TriCorps trains to remain calm and exercise one of three options: Run hide, or fight.
WORKPLACE THREAT ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE GUIDE
TriCorps’ Workplace Threat Assessment and Response Guide assists your company in identifying individuals who pose a workplace security risk and provides potential courses of action.
WHY IS A WORKPLACE THREAT ASSESSMENT AND RESPONSE GUIDE IMPORTANT?
Violence is a process, as well as an act. Violent behavior does not occur in a vacuum. Careful analysis of violent incidents shows that violent acts often are the culmination of long-developing, identifiable trails of problems, conflicts, disputes, and failures. TriCorps has developed a Workplace Threat Assessment and Response Guide to assist your company in identifying potential perpetrators, quantifying their threat level, assessing risks, and providing the next steps for case management.
Our guide contains a list of over 30 criteria that are behavioral warning signs of a person who may constitute a risk. Based on the number of warning signs the person in question has displayed, they will rank from a 1-10 on the Threat Level Scale (above). Based on their Threat Level Scale ranking, the guide provides potential courses of action. Our Workplace Threat Assessment and Response Guide is intended to be used as an initial resource if you observe unusual behavior. TriCorps personnel are available to assist should a more in-depth investigation or ongoing monitoring be needed.