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Workplace Violence

Reducing Violence in Healthcare – It’s Time to Try Something Else

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A recent article in Security Magazine, titled “Patients Are People First”, starts with a grim statement: “Healthcare is one of the most violent professions in the private sector – the number of violent events in the healthcare workplace is on par with law enforcement and corrections.” According to Ryan Weber, the article’s writer, one of the causes of this spike in violence at healthcare facilities is the shift towards a focus on patient satisfaction, and the view of patients as customers, leading to a situation where: “… caretakers often forgo their own safety to produce results, creating a more unsafe work environment and potentially providing a lower level of care.”

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Workplace Violence – Impact By Industry

Workplace violence incidents exact a huge toll on both employees and employers by impacting workers, co-workers, family members, companies, shareholders, clients, and communities. Not all industries and market sectors are equally susceptible to workplace violence. The following post sheds light on the risk of injury and death resulting from workplace violence – by industry/sector.

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Sexual Harassment at Work – What To Do About It?

Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment exists everywhere people come into contact, including at work. Workplace sexual harassment creates a disruptive and harmful environment that hurts the target of the act in the first place, but also damages work ethics, morale, productivity and communication, thereby impacting a company far beyond the immediate circle of the harasser and the harassed.

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Workplace Violence – Impact by the Numbers

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Workplace violence incidents are on the rise. This increase in frequency exacts a huge toll on both employees and employers by impacting workers, co-workers, family members, companies, shareholders, clients, and communities. These incidents, affect physical and psychological wellbeing, productivity, morale, ethics, direct and indirect costs*, and, in some cases, the very survival of people and organizations.

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Grabbing Workplace Bullying By The Horns

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According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying is four times more common than sexual harassment or racial discrimination on the job. At the upcoming ASIS 2017, R3 Continuum’s Dr. George Vergolias, and TAL Global’s Oscar Villanueva will grab the troublesome phenomenon of Workplace Bullying by the horns, Explore how to define its psychological origins, how to identify it, and how to prevent it.

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