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Whether you are establishing, improving or reviving a prevention program, engaging the support of external violence risk management experts is a universal best practice recommendation. The Sikich workforce risk management team brings proven experience in supporting organizations of every size and scope. We employ a flexible and adaptable framework to help you create safe work environments free from violence, harassment, intimidation and other disruptive behavior.

Proactive prevention programs embed a common understanding of the full scope and impacts of violence in the workplace. Promote a shared responsibility in addressing concerns and engaging support at the earliest possible opportunity, well before a problem escalates to violence. Establish safe reporting options and cross-functional threat assessment and management teams. Focus on a positive and supportive workplace culture. And prepare for potential acts through practiced incident and post-incident response.

The benefit of your investment in workplace violence prevention and intervention extends beyond increased reporting of misconduct resulting in a safer workplace. An improved culture of trust and transparency also results in reduced turnover, employees willing to go above and beyond, higher quality work and better financial performance for the company.

Workplace Violence Prevention Program Strategy

Conducting a thorough workplace violence prevention needs assessment is foundational to developing an effective program. This involves gathering input from key stakeholders across the organization, evaluating current policies and procedures, and reviewing worksite security measures. Additionally, workforce perception surveys provide valuable insights into employee concerns and awareness levels. With these assessments in hand, a tailored prevention program can be developed, addressing specific organizational needs while considering legal and compliance requirements. This program encompasses policy refinement, training, reporting mechanisms, and crisis communication planning. Establishing internal threat management teams is also crucial, ensuring prompt risk assessment and response protocols are in place to mitigate potential harm.

By following these steps, organizations can proactively address workplace violence risks, foster a safer work environment, and protect both employees and the business from harm.