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Workplace Safety by Daniel Murphy, Randall W. Ferris

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Chapter 7

External Violence

Abstract

External threats to any organization generally fall into two categories: (1) those who have made their threat known, and (2) those who have not. In both cases these people will give off warning signals prior to acts of violence. If an organization recognizes what risk they have by the virtue of the nature of their business or significance to certain groups, they can take steps to mitigate the risks from all external sources. Many organizations see this and take proper security measures anticipating such a threat. Additionally they should develop threat assessment and management programs to help determine if external threats are moving toward violence. Several recent cases of such external threat violence have ...

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