Does Your Organization Require Workplace Violence Training?

It’s not something that business owners and managers like to think about, but it has become necessary in America today to consider specialized training services for staff to combat workplace violence. Personal safety skills can help to protect staff from potential hazards and risks that are now associated with nearly every type of business, educational institution, and healthcare system across the country. Studies show that more than 570,000 Americans are impacted by workplace violence every year. Depending on the industry that your organization serves, you may be at a higher risk for violent situations in the work environment. Workplace violence training, active shooter training, and other training programs can help staff and all levels of management to learn how to recognize behavior indicators that are often exhibited in the workplace that are linked to workplace violence situations.

Creating a Safe Workplace Environment

Protecting your staff and business from potential hazards should be a top priority. It is essential to find ways to reduce the risk of potential harm to your employees and your organization. Make sure you have the absolute best security consulting, risk assessment, and specialized training services available by hiring The Hemingway Group, LLC (THGLLC). Our many years of experience, training, knowledge, and work with clients, just like you, have made us a valuable asset to any business safety and security program. A comprehensive training program should include classes for you and your staff in all of the areas that have the potential to impact your organization. There are a lot of choices when it comes to workplace violence training, but not all programs are created equal. Make sure you select the training that will enable you, your staff, and all levels of management to recognize the behavior indicators necessary to prevent an attack from happening or know how to act during a particular situation.

Enlisting professional services to ensure the safety and security of your staff in the work environment is not just smart business; it’s the law. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) General Duty Clause requires an employer to furnish employees with a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to their employees. This rule comes from OSHA Section 5(a)(1) and states that employers can be cited for a violation if they do not take reasonable steps to prevent or abate the hazard. While OSHA does not have a specific standard set for workplace violence, the extent of the employers responsibilities and obligations to address workplace violence is governed under the OSHA General Duty Clause. The Hemingway Group, LLC can offer professional workplace violence training, active shooter training, armed intruder training, conflict resolution and de-escalation training, as well as specific OSHA General Duty Clause awareness training for your organization.

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Workplace Security

Many organizations take a singular approach to creating a safe workplace environment. Unfortunately, most businesses, facilities, and situations require more than one method to ensure adequate support. The Hemingway Group offers a multi-faceted approach, which includes security consulting with risk assessment services to help your organization to prepare, prevent, and be ready to respond to workplace violence and other hazardous situations. Many security services will focus solely on response and ignore the proven effectiveness of preparation and prevention. All levels of management can benefit from learning skills that will help them to recognize behavior patterns that typically indicate workplace violence situations before they occur. This can provide the opportunity to prevent a situation from escalating, keep staff out of harm’s way, and protect your organization at the same time.

Learning how to avoid or mitigate can be beneficial for everyone involved. A comprehensive approach to workplace safety and security should include a detailed contingency plan for every member of your team. Workplace violence training and personal safety skills can assist the safety and security of your business on many levels. Specialized training services from highly qualified and skilled instructors can enhance your existing security program and provide insight that will help managers and business owners to make informed decisions on how to expand security services, as needed. Our team can provide a complete vulnerability risk assessment and assist with policy development and reviews to determine which training programs and services would be most appropriate for your staff.

If you would like to learn more about our Certified Training Programs at The Hemingway Group, contact our team directly at 401-578-0028 to discuss your options. We can provide you with details about any of the services we offer or assist you in scheduling a professional security consultation.