Murder at Work: A Practical Guide for Prevention
The statistics are startling.
The #1 killer of employees on the job is traffic accidents. The #2 killer is falls. But the #3 killer is murder—and it’s #1 for women. In addition, millions of Americans are threatened or harassed at work every year.
Far too often, managers believe that the solution to workplace violence is complicated—so complicated that it’s not worth investigating. If they do pursue the issue, they too often make the mistake of thinking that following a cookie–cutter plan from a book or guidelines from a professional organization is good enough.
This book does not have all the answers to the issue of workplace violence. No single book, expert, or organization does. Sometimes such violence is unavoidable, as you will read. Whether you have five employees or 5,000, you need to learn how to physically secure your property, how to reduce the risk of a violent incident, and how to recover in the event of one.
In this book’s 21 well-organized chapters, you’ll learn what workplace violence is, how to spot warning signs, how best to communicate with your employees concerning workplace violence, and much more—all from an expert with nearly 40 years of experience in the security field.