Preventing workplace violence is a high priority. Obviously, no one wants an unsafe workplace. While there’s no way to ensure violence never happens, there is a lot employers can do to try to prevent workplace violence from occurring.
Remember that workplace violence encompasses more than just obvious acts of physical harm. It can include behaviors that make others feel threatened, behaviors that are unduly disruptive to a good working environment, behavior that is intimidating or harassing, and more. Also remember that workplace violence and related behaviors can impact employees, customers/clients, contractors, vendors, and even the public.