According to OSHA, some two million American workers are the victims of workplace violence each year. And those are just the incidents that are reported. Thousands go unreported each year.
So why is this happening, and why is workplace violence expected to grow in the coming years?
The answer is simple: most organizations are highly likely to experience a workplace violence incident, but don’t have a plan to prevent, mitigate, or manage such a crisis. Having a workplace violence program in place solves the problem.
To address this critical issue, TAL Global is presenting the following FREE webinar on April 27, 2023: What is a Workplace Violence Program and Why do I need One?
Let’s take a closer look at why you need to attend this webinar:
Injuries and Deaths Due to Workplace Violence
According to the National Safety Council, in 2020, there were more than 20,500 workplace injuries due to workplace violence and close to four hundred deaths.
Cost of Workplace Violence
OSHA estimates that more than $120 billion is lost directly and indirectly due to workplace violence. The National Safety Council puts the costs even higher. Their estimate is $171 billion annually.
Impacts on Work Productivity
When employees witness workplace violence, they become traumatized. Often organizations must close their doors for a few days, even weeks. OSHA estimates that 1.5 million workdays are lost each year due to workplace violence.
Rise in Worker’s Compensation Insurance
This insurance, which all employers must carry, is based on the size of your workforce, the nature of the jobs, and your organization’s claims history. “Violent incidents with injuries will raise the claims history index of your organization and increase premiums,” reports the Insurance Journal.
Workplace Violence Litigation
The average out-of-court settlement for one workplace violence incident is approximately $500,000. If workplace violence incidents are settled in court, jury awards can run into the millions. In June 2022, an LA jury awarded $464 million to two plaintiffs who were retaliated against for making complaints about sexual and racial harassment in a workplace.
To know the costs of not having a workplace violence program in place, visit our website.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
Oscar Villanueva, Chief Operating Officer of TAL Global, will present this webinar.
Oscar is an international security expert with decades of investigative, physical security, workplace violence, risk management and mitigation, and emergency preparedness experience.
His past experience with the U.S Postal Inspection Service, handling workplace violence at various levels of the organization, including actively participating and implementing a seminal workplace violence program, is now widely considered the “gold standard” for keeping the workplace safe and secure.
The webinar will be on April 27, 2023, at 11 AM Pacific time. To register, click here.