Summarizes the Occupational Safety and Health Association’s (OSHA) article on violence in the workplace.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, homicide is the second leading cause of death to American workers. This paper summarizes the Occupational Safety and Health Association?s (OSHA) article on violence in the workplace, which offers a framework to help an employer protect employees from risks of violence.
OSHA’s article discusses the focus of management and employees? commitment to reducing violence. Management can demonstrate its commitment to reducing violence by creating a policy to managers and employees that expressly disapproves of workplace violence. Employees must take ownership and follow all policies to reduce violence. Companies can also encourage employees to suggest ways to reduce risks. The commitment of managers and employees is the most essential part to reducing violence in the workplace.