FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Silicon Valley, CA – June 17, 2021 – A LinkedIn poll conducted by TAL Global, an international corporate security and risk assessment organization, asked LinkedIn visitors the following question:
“Two million people in the U.S. are victims of workplace violence each year. What steps should employers take to reduce workplace violence?”
While unscientific and open to all LinkedIn members, the poll reported the following findings:
· 25% of respondents believe that to reduce workplace violence, employers should conduct de-escalation training.
· 42% believe employers should report to higher authorities all potential threats.
· 45% said having a workplace violence policy could help.
· The overwhelming majority – 89% – believe conducting a risk assessment would be the best way to help address workplace violence.
So we are all on the same page, Johnathan Tal, CEO of TAL Global, defines a risk assessment as:
A detailed examination of one or more facilities, looking for vulnerabilities that could allow people or property to be harmed. A thorough and professional risk assessment helps identify these risks and then suggests ways to minimize or eliminate them in a systematic and prioritized way.
“We are never going to be able to eliminate every risk and every threat to a facility,” says Tal. “However, the value of a risk assessment lies in helping minimize them, and in so doing, possibly eliminating them as well.”
As to the results of the poll, Tal says he is not surprised.
“All of the steps mentioned – de-escalation training, reporting, and having a workplace violence policy – can prove helpful. But the risk assessment will help managers identify those staffers and those situations which could prove volatile.”
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About TAL Global
TAL Global, is a twenty-three-year-old, elite security consulting and risk management firm that protects human and physical assets around the globe. The company includes a team of world-class, interdisciplinary security experts that join forces to identify, analyze, and mitigate risks for their clients from every vulnerability – inside and out.
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