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Workplace Safety by Daniel Murphy, Randall W. Ferris

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Chapter 2

The Need for a Violence Prevention Program

Abstract

Many organizations still feel that they do not need a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. For a wide variety of reasons, they will eschew the notion of spending money and scaring their employees with such a discussion and training. Chapter 2 points out why this is the wrong way to think about having such a program. Besides being the right thing to do, and to ensure that you are preparing your organization to deal with their responsibilities under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are significant financial losses associated with the aftermath of workplace violence – even for an organization that is prepared. This chapter outlines some of the ...

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