Workplace Violence and Organizational Disruption: How to Prevent, Mitigate and Manage Workplace Violence Effectively

According to OSHA, an estimated two million employees are victims of workplace violence (WPV) each year. Without proper preparation, workplace violence can cause detrimental and far-reaching effects on multiple dimensions of an organization. Economic issues are to be expected, but the one element typically absorbing the most damage is the most important asset to an […]

Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch and COVID-19

In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Kimberly George, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare for Sedgwick, and Mark Walls, Vice President for Communications and Strategic Analysis for Safety National, discuss the major issues affecting workers’ compensation this year and how COVID-19 has drastically impacted each. Election Impact There is […]

Taking Aim at Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can happen anytime and anywhere. This session at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition reviewed a spectrum of workplace violence risk management tactics, including red flags that can foreshadow an event and training on what to do if an event does occur. Speakers included: Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Medical Quality, […]

Workplace Violence: Planning and Response

At the 2018 PRIMA Annual Conference, Regan Rychetsky, President and CEO of Insight Workplace Solutions, LLC, discussed workplace violence. All employers should establish a policy and protocols addressing workplace violence including domestic violence. The domestic violence piece is often overlooked and is one of the most common sources for workplace violence. Employers should establish a […]

Tragic Lessons Learned: Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Violence

Mario Pecoraro, CEO from Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group, Inc. and Peter Roueche from Eastman Chemical Company spoke at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference about workplace violence and patterns of behavior a worker might exhibit before a tragedy happens. Warning signs of people at risk include: typical behaviors, trends and profiles of aggressors, and mitigation factors […]

Managing Workplace Violence

At the 2016 Lockton Complex Risk Symposium, Denise Balan from XL Catlin and Heyrick Bond Gunning from S-RM discussed workplace violence and how risk managers in reducing the incidences of this. OSHA defines workplace violence as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work […]

How to Stop the Madness: Violence in the Workplace

Every day in the United States, someone dies in an incident related to workplace violence, however, only 70 percent of U.S. businesses have a workplace violence plan – many of which are incomplete and untested. Workplace violence should be at the top of your vulnerability and threat analysis. This RIMS 2016 session illustrated how to […]

The Politics of Guns Versus the Reality of Risk Management

The politics of guns in America are volatile, divisive and passionate, yet the risks that firearms present to organizations every day does not depend on the politics of the moment. Employers must deal with the reality of gun violence in America. This RIMS 2016 session discussed the legal aspects of what organizations can do and […]

Extreme Violence in the Workplace

During this session at the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Albert B. Randall Jr., President, Franklin and Prokopik, and Lori A. Serverson, CSP, Vice President, Lockton Companies discussed workplace violence. “Run, Hide and Fight” is the new motto being taught in schools not “Stop, Drop and Roll.” There are nearly 2 million employees […]

Workplace Violence: It’s About You, Your Management and Your People

In this RIMS 2015 session, Bo Mitchell, President at 911 Consulting addressed how to define and identify workplace violence and how to prepare for it if it occurs. Daily workplace violence (WPV) is occurring every day. In fact, the U.S. Department of Justice reports 2 million instances every year at U.S. employers, which is a […]

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