Your company’s accident record is flawless, and you’ve memorized OSHA safety standards for first aid, falls and other accidents. Consider implementing a comprehensive safety plan that includes workplace violence.
On Monday, a Montgomery County, Maryland landscaping employee threatened co-workers with a shotgun and barricaded himself within building materials, . After a four-hour standoff with police, the disgruntled employee died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured during the incident.
This and the thousands of other instances of violence at the job serves as a reminder to review or implement a safety plan that incorporates workplace violence issues.
The has resources so that owners, management and employees work in a safe environment. According to OSHA, small-group and community work are especially prone to workplace violence.
If your company currently doesn’t have anti-violence policies in place, here are some tips and guidelines.