Workplace violence is an unpleasant reality in the world today. Two million Americans will be victims of some kind of workplace violence this year, with many other cases not reported. No matter your industry, no business is immune from a potential threat. In fact, these kinds of attacks can happen anytime and anywhere. Is your business prepared?
Your best defense against workplace violence is including expertly trained, professional security guards in your overall workplace protection program. Precision Risk Management Group can prevent workplace violence by helping you set up comprehensive, Workplace Violence Prevention Programs hat will keep your employees safe and productive as well as providing services when needed.
This type of threat continues to be a high-priority concern for business owners and other stakeholders. The trends for workplace violence indicate that it is a threat that is not going away. And with the prevalence of recent mass shootings occurring all across the country over the recent years, it is more critical than ever to have workplace violence prevention programs in place to protect your employees and staff and other business assets.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries provided a current picture of workplace violence in their 2017 summary. Although statistics indicate an overall decrease in violent incidences in 2017, the threat of workplace violence is still one of the top priorities for businesses in the United States today. The report states that of the 5,147 fatal occupational injuries in the workplace, 458 were a result of workplace violence.
Although there is no foolproof way to prevent workplace violence, your company can take action to help deter these threats. Highly-skilled and trained security personnel can mean the difference between a typical workday and a tragedy. When combined with other workplace violence prevention solutions such as pre-employment screenings, company policies, and trainings, security guards can act as an integral part of your company’s workplace violence prevention programs.
Professional security guards can act as a visible deterrent to workplace violence by discouraging a potential offender from attempting a violent act in their presence. They play a crucial role in identifying potential risk factors or behaviors that may lead to a workplace violence incidence. Guards also keep security front-of-mind for your employees, customers and other visitors to your business. Their physical presence is a visual reminder to your constituents that their safety and security is a priority for your business. An increase in awareness can aid in your overall security efforts.
Made up of some of the best retired police officers and military personnel, our security services are top-of-the-line and customized to fit your unique business needs. We can support your business with trained security guard services for the following events:
Employers must, per section 5(a) of the Occupational Safety And Health Act (also known as the General Duty Clause), provide us as employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.
A recent study showed that “x%” of offices still don’t have locked doors (find article). Good physical security can help protect you from (types of wpv).
The old school authoritarian style of management through intimidation is no longer acceptable in the workplace.
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Every business is different, but one thing remains the same: the desire to keep your most valuable assets safe and secure.
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