episodes of workplace violence, said information is brought to the safety committee’s attention. Too often it is not.
Safety committees should comprise
individuals from line staff to the highest-ranking management official or an appropriate designee. This ensures feedback and
representation from the entire workplace.
The committee must do more than
simply discuss workplace safety during
meetings. The role of the safety committee is to be proactive with a focus on recommending ways to prevent future violence from occurring. The commitment
to develop a safe working environment
should be ongoing.
For instance, the safety committee
should develop appropriate written safety
procedures and protocols. All-employee
training sessions designed to educate
staff on what workplace violence is and
specific steps to take in order to voice any
concerns should be conducted regularly.
Additionally, if such external sources
as the organization’s Employee Practices
liability insurer or Workers’ Compensa-
tion carrier offers training or proposed
standardized written policies, the orga-
nization should take advantage of them.
When workplace violence takes its
deadliest form, law enforcement is always
contacted and should be considered an
additional resource for prevention-relat-
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