Preventing Workplace Violence

Most people think of unsafe conditions or practices as the only cause of health and safety hazards in the workplace. However, safety and health hazards can be caused by much more common places, such as from other people. In recent years, more and more employees and supervisors have fallen victim to violent acts from others in the workplace. These violent acts can result in nonfatal injuries, and even fatal injuries, which is why it is important to make sure that you know how to handle a violent occurrence in the workplace.

There is no explanation for the increase of workplace violence. While some instances of workplace violence can be attributed to societal problems of substance abuse and crime, such as robberies, other instances are more specifically related to the specific workplace.

When creating preventative plan for workplace violence, it is important to make sure that you know what risk factors are associated with the different types of violence that may occur. The preventative measure depends on the type of risk. Cal/OSHA Guidelines for Workplace Safety can help to give guidelines on how to deal with some of the most frequent types of workplace violence problems.

While having strong preventative measures in place is a good way to help keep the workplace safe, it is also important to make sure that all employees, managers, and supervisors are committed to the safety measures. Without the help of everyone who works at a company, the preventive measures cannot work to their full potential.

For all your employee benefits needs to ensure that your employees are covered in case of any incident at the workplace, contact Pacific Group, located in Laguna Hills, California. We will work with you to ensure that your employees have the right amount coverage with the best employee benefits package.