Workplace violence is a tragedy too often featured in the news. According to Richard Pollock, CSP, President of CLMI, "Most businesses, have no concrete policies in place to deal with the disturbing potential for an eruption of furious rage by an employee. It is a very human tendency to ignore the uncomfortable feelings that may be important signals of danger. People may feel embarrassed to express the recognition of fear or simply rationalize away natural indicators that something is amiss. We all need to learn to pay closer attention to those around us, recognize threatening behavior, and notify those who can intervene."
Safety depends on awareness of threat. Threat Detector: Your Role in Preventing Workplace Violence is an excellent way to educate employees on how to recognize threats in the workplace before they lead to violent acts. Workers are shown real-life examples of what threatening behaviors are and the red-flags that may indicate the potential for future violence.
The training program includes a DVD with five training scenarios for classroom discussion as well as a detailed instructor guide designed to help employees and managers work together to learn to recognize threatening behaviors and then develop prevention strategies.
A CLMI release