Workplace Violence

anger - A shadow of two women looking at each other:  one has her hands on her hips and the other is pointing a finger at the first womanWorkplace violence poses a serious problem for employees, managers, Human Resource personnel, and organizations. Workplace violence can impact the safety, security, performance, and ultimately the success in the workplace. Workplace violence can include assault (up to and including homicide), suicide, domestic violence, stalking, threats, bullying, intimidation, harassment and emotional abuse.

 The EAP assists organizations with policy development and training to promote a safe workplace.

The EAP provides consultation for Human Resource personnel and managers to address employee issues of workplace violence.

The EAP assists employees and family members to address issues of anger, domestic abuse and violence, including emotional and verbal abuse.

Web resources for more information:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers (OSHA)
OSHA Fact Sheet on Workplace Violence
USDA Handbook on Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence report by the FBI