Every year some 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence.
It may be a case of a worker throwing a 20-inch-long metal pipe in the direction of two co-workers following a minor workplace disagreement (Walker Exhausts v USW (Local 2894), 07-19-2012).
Or it may be a disgruntled employee-or a recently discharged employee-whose anger has spiraled dangerously out of control.
Statistics indicate workplace violence is one of the leading causes of job-related deaths. According to OSHA, it "can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide."
However it manifests itself, workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide.
Purdue University professor, Thomas K. Capozzoli, says management doesn't pay enough attention to workplace security. "The employee who will make the next workplace violence incident headlines is already employed," says Capozzoli, an associate professor of organizational leadership and supervision at the School of Technology statewide program at Kokomo, and author of Managing Violence in the Workplace.
Capozzoli spent 30 years as a manager in industry, where he witnessed and dealt with violent situations. He has been researching the nature of violence─how to prevent it and how to deal with it─in organizations for almost 20 years. Join him in this live, 90-minute webinar where you will learn a number of keys to preventing workplace violence:
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Thomas K. Capozzoli, associate professor of organizational leadership and supervision at the School of Technology