Live Webinar Violence at Work: From Disgruntled Employees and Domestic Violence to Active Shooter

11:00 AM EDT | 08:00 AM PDT |10:00 AM CDT Duration 60 Minute

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Description

Considering the news and staggering events of mass shootings of the last several months, workplace violence might be foremost in our minds. Most of us think of workplace violence occurring only in the workplace setting, but the threatening conduct is broader and may encompass behavior occurring outside the actual workplace. Even domestic violence creates challenges for all employers.

Employers have been found to violate federal discrimination laws when they take an adverse action against domestic violence victims. An example is if an employer disciplines a domestic violence victim for being absent but does not discipline other employees who are absent. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5% of U. S. businesses experience workplace violence yearly. The percentage of workplace violence increases to 50% for organizations with 1,000 employees. The FBI stated that in 2014 an active shooting incident occurred, on average, once every three weeks. However, given the size of the U. S., the chances of being a victim of a workplace shooting is statistically low. These statistics capture the most severe types of workplace violence but certainly not the most prevalent forms. OSHA reports that roughly two million workers report incidents of violence each year such as harassment, threats, aggressive and belligerent behavior to name a few, which does not include the majority of cases that go unreported. But how is workplace violence defined, and who are the primary perpetrators? This training will explore the many aspects of workplace violence.

Areas Covered

•           Workplace violence 
•           Classification of the usual types of perpetrators
•           Warning signs of a potential perpetrator
•           Known risk factors for violence at work in terms of positions and locations 
•           High-risk industries for workplace violence
•           Laws involved in workplace violence
•           OSHA’s enforcement policies and procedures and their “general duty clause”
•           Recommended prevention of violence strategies
•           Recognizing the levels of violence and appropriate responses
•           Identifying critical elements of a violence in the workplace policy and procedure
•           10 tips to de-escalate an agitated person
•           To discuss workplace “parking lot” or “guns-at-work” laws
•           Roles and responsibilities of the organization’s stakeholders
•           How to help the workplace and workers recover following a violent episode.

Who will Benefit

•           Senior and Middle Management
•           Supervisors, and those on their organization’s violence in the workplace task force
•           HR Personnel 
•           Payroll
•           Security 
•           Managers
•           Contractors and Employees working on contract or outside workplace. 

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies because conflict resolution is a key management skill for every manager and every company


Speaker Profile

Dr Susan Strauss

Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcare, law and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss authored the book, Sexual Harassment and Teens: A Program for Positive Change, and co-authored, Girls and Boys Getting AlongTeaching Sexual Harassment in the Elementary Classroom, as well as book chapters and articles in professional journals regarding sexual harassment. She has been featured on The Donahue Show, CBS Evening News and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles such as Harvard Education Newsletter, Lawyers Weekly and Times of London. 

Dr. Strauss is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Equity Award from the Minnesota Department of Education for her work in sexual harassment in education. Susan has spoken about sexual harassment in education at international conferences in Botswana, Egypt, Thailand and the U.S. She consulted with the Israeli Ministry of Education, as well as with educators from Israel, England, Australia, St. Maarten and Canada. She traveled to Poland and conducted research on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in Polish workplaces with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. Susan has a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a registered nurse, has a bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling, a master's degree in public health, and professional certificate in training and development. She has been involved in the harassment arena since 1985.

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