Safety Suggestion November 2018 - Workplace Violence

Safety Suggestion November 2018 - Workplace Violence

What is Workplace Violence?

Workplace violence is a leading cause of workplace fatalities and can be an act of physical violence, threats of physical harm, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior.  When violence does not cause physical injury, it often inflicts the kind of psychological and emotional damage that lingers longer than any physical pain.

 Did you know?

Nearly 2 million workers in the US report having been victims of workplace violence each year. The number of actual incidences is estimated to be much higher as many more cases go unreported. 

Violence at work can take several forms, including but not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Verbal Threats & Intimidation
  • Theft
  • Sabotage
  • Extortion & Blackmailing
  • Homicide

 Workplace violence can be perpetrated by strangers, clients, co-workers, or by personal relations from outside of work.

 Springbrook has zero tolerance for workplace violence both by and against our employees.  Your safety and the safety of those we support is our number one priority.  Safety concerns of this nature should be reported to your Supervisors, Program Directors or Human Resources right away.

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