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What is Workplace Violence?

What is workplace violence? OSHA defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” Workplace violence ranges from anything that causes an uncomfortable workplace, to violence and even homicide. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.

So, you’ve never had a serious incident and legal says you’ve got nothing to worry about. But you know your workplace culture doesn’t welcome diversity, you have higher turnover than you’d like or employee tension is affecting work performance. These are all concerns that impact your organization, people and profits.

For information about what you can do to protect yourself and your organization, and for professional consulting services visit www.imperatorconsultinggroup.com.