Violence in the workplace -- it happens, and when it does, it's frightening.
Though OSHA does not have a specific standard for workplace violence, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a) (2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act".
In this time in our life, Workplace Violence has become an ever popular epidemic. Open up the newspaper and somewhere in the country someone has conducted a violent act among an employee that escalates in a violent behavior ranging from injury to death.
Just recently in Salt Lake City - A man with a shotgun fired randomly in a historic shopping mall, killing five people and injuring several others before he was killed.
Though, we are unable to stop all people from committing these crimes. As a company you can teach your employees how to read violent behavior, manage the angry employee appropriately, and recognize the threat of terrorism and violence before it escalates.
We have developed many training programs tailored to company's needs. A complete threat assessment, risk analysis, and company policies will be evaluated. We may not be able to stop the unexpected terrorist asked but we can give your company the tools needed to avert a possible act of violence in your workplace.
Contact IEME Northeast a division of IEME International, Inc. to conduct an On-site
Workplace Violence Assessment for your Company.
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(339) 502 - 5050 x-214