Violence, including murder and assault, can happen in any workplace, at any time, in any industry and in any setting. Implementing clear and strong policies, combined with management support and effective implementation of policies and procedures, are all important measures to help protect workers.
Each workplace is different, and the steps needed to prevent violence against workers may vary. Be sure to account for differences in your working environment as you plan and implement policies and procedures to stop workplace violence.
The following checklist identifies some of the questions you need to ask to help you recognize the danger signs and prevent future acts of violence in your workplace.