What HR can do to prevent workplace violence?

News reports of yet another workplace shooting have become all too frequent in our media-saturated world. The seemingly constant reports of shootings makes clear to all employers the inconvenient truth that no workplace is totally immune from the possibility that a violent incident will occur. What are your obligations to protect your employees from acts of violence, and what steps should you take to make your workplace as safe as possible?

Jonathan Mook’s article in Diversity Insight discusses your obligations with regards to OSHA, the ADA and the National Labor Relations Act and outlines how to put an effective violence prevention plan in place in your workplace. link: