Workplace Violence

Work place violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers.  It can occur at or outside of the workplace.


  • Threats
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical assaults
  • Homicide


Procedures to protect yourself

Nothing can guarantee that an employee will not become a victim of workplace violence. These steps however can help reduce the odds:

  • Learn how to recognize, avoid, or diffuse potentially violent situations by attending personal safety training programs
  • Alert supervisors to any concerns about safety or security and report all incidents immediately in writing
  • Avoid traveling alone into unfamiliar locations or situations whenever possible
  • Carry only minimal money and required identification into community settings