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20 murders every week. 18,000 assaults in the same time. All on the job.
Sharp increases in workplace violence continue to take an unfortunate toll on American business-and its employees, families and communities. Preventative measures may be well-intentioned, but pose troubling conflicts in themselves, pitting each employee's privacy vs. overall worker protection.
A full-self evaluation of your business and its personnel may be the key to safeguard against workplace violence. Thomas D. Schneid's Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace provides the important guidelines for that careful, all-encompassing examination.
Most books on workplace violence focus on psychological profiles. In a change of pace, Schneid examines the issue from a safety/health professional's viewpoint, taking all angles, legal issues, and potential ramifications into account. Chapters focus on not only in-house efforts to prevent violent incidents, but also government and legal standards directly or indirectly related to worker's rights and corporate liability.
Make every effort to prevent workplace violence from hitting home: start with advice from the Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace
Disc. OSHA & workers' comp liabilities; employer negligence, incl. hiring, supervision, security; incident management.
Briefing and Analyzing a Case
Overview and History
Individual Profiles and Warning Signs
Workplace Violence Prevention Programs
OSHA and Other Potential Liability
Workers Compensation Liability
Other Legal Considerations
What to Expect After an Incident
Selected Studies and Readings
Appendix A: Case Listing and Cites
Appendix B: NIOSH Information
Appendix C: OSHA Information
Appendix D: OSHA Guidelines
Appendix E: Employee Workplace Rights
Appendix F: OPM Guidelines and Selected Websites