According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roughly 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year.
Safety and Health Magazine has released OSHA’s top workplace violence prevention strategies, including establishing a formalized violence prevention program, educating and training employees on what to do if they become victims or witness violence at work, and empowering employees to approach management if they feel unsafe in their work environment.
OSHA recommends that workers:
- Attend safety training programs, which can help with recognizing a situation.
- Let a supervisor know you have concerns about the safety or security of your workplace, and report any incidents in writing.
- Refrain from traveling alone into unfamiliar situations or locations.
To view the full list of OSHA recommendations, please click here.
The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from Safety and Health Magazine on October 28, 2018.