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Bullying, harassment greatest workplace hazard of our generation
This article addresses the rise and impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the importance of safety professionals involvement in establishing prevention programs and practices.
Source: The Safety Standard
Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression June 7, 2019
This full-day symposium on "Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence" occurred on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM as sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.
CPI's Top Ten De-Escalation Tips
In this post, you’ll find links to each of these tips in case you’d like to bookmark them for future reference. Each post discusses an individual de-escalation tip, shares relevant Crisis Prevention Institute resources that can deepen your understanding of the tip, and includes a handy visual aid that you can feel free to share.
OSH Answers Fact Sheets: Violence in the Workplace - Warning Signs
Most people think of violence as a physical assault. However, workplace violence is a much broader problem. It is any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. This easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupatonal Health and Safety addresses warning signs related to workplace violence.
WorkSafe BC: Bullying and Harassmen
Workplace bullying and harassment can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating or humiliating behaviours. If workplace bullying and harassment is not addressed, it can lead to lost productivity, anxiety, and sometimes even suicidal thoughts or actions.
Source: WorkSafe BC
Bullying in the Workplace
Bullying is usually seen as acts or verbal comments that could 'mentally' hurt or isolate a person in the workplace.
Dealing With A Hostile Employee: Avoiding Workplace Violence
This article, written by Mark A. Lies, is published in Professional Safety, the journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Workplace Violence
This workplace violence website provides information on the extent of violence in the workplace, assessing the hazards in different settings and developing workplace violence prevention plans for individual worksites.
OSHA Fact Sheet on Workplace Violence
This two-page fact sheet addresses how employers and employees can protect themselves from workplace violence.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development of a prevention program.
Source: WA Department L&I