Workplace Violence: A Guide to Responding and Preventing


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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 16
    Exams &
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  • 273
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 6
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.6
    CEUs
 
 
 

Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide you with comprehensive information on the topic of workplace violence and related topics. Our audience can be anyone interested in the topic or anyone who needs the information for professional, personal, or other reasons.

Workplace violence can be a major and growing concern for employees and employers. Here is some of what we will cover in this course.

  • Definitions of workplace violence
  • Facts about workplace violence and its impact on business
  • Creating an effective workplace preparedness plan
  • Avoidance strategies
  • What kind of workplace culture breeds violence
  • Prevention strategies
  • Intervention strategies
  • Early warning signs
  • Background checks
  • Training considerations
  • Emergency codes and procedures
  • Legal obligations
  • Violence on a college campus
  • Cyber threats

Unfortunately, workplace violence is a reality today. This course will give you information to help you minimize the chance of it happening at your workplace and also help you survive in the event you are involved in an incident of violence on the job. We cover what an employer can do to reduce workplace violence and what an employee can do. We also cover how no industry and no one person are immune. Workplace violence can happen to anyone in any industry. 

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    Course Lessons

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    Lesson 1: Welcome and Overview

    Workplace violence can be of concern to employees and employers around the world. 50 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Safety and Health Topics of Workplace Violence; Risk Topics
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Exam 1

    Lesson 2: What are the Facts about Workplace Violence

    When we look at workplace violence, we can also look at a bigger picture of facts on both workplace and domestic violence as they can be related. 50 Total Points
    • Review 3 Articles: Workplace Violence; The Financial Impact of Workplace Violence; Impact of workplace violence on employees
    • Complete: Exam 2

    Lesson 3: Creating an Effective Workplace Preparedness Plan

    Workers in virtually any workplace can be faced with the challenges of preventing workplace violence. One of the best ways to face the challenges is with an effective workplace preparedness plan. 50 Total Points
    • Review 4 Articles: 7 Steps To Building A Workplace Violence Response Plan; Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for HealthCare and Social Workers; What Can Managers Do to Prevent Workplace Violence?; Engaged Leadership's Role in Workplace Violence Prevention
    • Complete: Exam 3

    Lesson 4: Culture and Workplace Violence

    The culture of an organization can influence workplace violence. While no culture can guarantee that there is no violence in a workplace, an organization can try to minimize the chances of a workplace violence incident. 50 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Changing Culture to Stop Workplace Violence; Workplace Violence: 12 Signs Of A Dangerous Person
    • Complete: Exam 4

    Lesson 5: Prevention and Intervention Strategies

    What we do know also is that millions of people in the United States each year are victims of non-fatal workplace violence. Workplace violence is also a leading cause of fatal injuries each year in the United States. 50 Total Points
    • Review 3 Articles: Basic recommendations for preventing violence in the workplace; Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies for Employers FactSheet; Strategies to Stop Workplace Bullying
    • Complete: Exam 5

    Lesson 6: Defense of Self and Others

    To help individuals cope with workplace violence, the organization should have in place a way to work with media to get out the message. A spokesperson for the organization should handle this. 50 Total Points
    • Review 4 Articles: Employment rights and wrongs: How can you defend yourself?; Protecting Yourself from Workplace Bullies; Protecting Yourself and Preventing Workplace Violence; Limits on Self-Defense
    • Complete: Exam 6

    Lesson 7: Environmental Factors and Emergency Codes

    In this section, we look at a definition of duress codes and related information. This type of code is a distress signal. A person uses it when they are being coerced as during an incident of workplace violence. 50 Total Points
    • Review 3 Articles: Workplace Violence: Recognizing Risk Factors And Formulating Prevention Strategies; How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations; Sample Workplace Emergency Procedures
    • Complete: Exam 7

    Lesson 8: Violence on College Campuses

    The threat of violence at college campuses extends to students, faculty, staff, and the general community. 50 Total Points
    • Complete: Exam 8

    Lesson 9: Increasing Awareness and Vigilance

    Increasing awareness and vigilance are an important part of any successful program to minimize workplace violence. 50 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Workplace Violence Prevention Readiness and Response; Improving Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program
    • Complete: Exam 9

    Lesson 10: Example of a Workplace Violence Program

    This lesson provides you with an example of a document that describes an effective workplace violence program. We look at about a dozen sections you could create for the document and how you could handle an appendix with information that could help your organization. 50 Total Points
    • Review Article: Work Prevention Programs
    • Complete: Exam 10

    Lesson 11: Workplace Violence as a Global Concern

    Data shows that worldwide concern is growing over workplace violence with attention to related issues coming from governments, regulatory agencies, and organizations with the International Labor Organization among them. 50 Total Points
    • Review 4 Articles: Workplace Violence Increasing Worldwide; Report: Violence on the job is global problem; Increasing Violence Leads to Concerns Over Workplace Hazards; Workplace Violence A growing concern
    • Complete: Exam 11

    Lesson 12: Readiness and Response Overview

    Groups around the United States and world have developed programs to minimize and prevent workplace violence. These programs can help minimize threats and neutralize them. 50 Total Points
    • Review 3 Articles: Violence in the workplace: Prevention and survival; Prepare your Employees for Workplace Violence.; How to Survive Workplace Violence
    • Complete: Exam 12

    Lesson 13: Workplace Aggression

    Workplace aggression, as with workplace violence, is a type of aggression and violence that we observe in a workplace. 50 Total Points
    • Review 4 Articles: Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace; Why Passive Aggression Thrives in the Workplace; Physical Effects Of Workplace Aggression: The Toll Bullying Takes On Your Mind And Body; Better Understanding Workplace Aggression
    • Complete: Exam 13

    Lesson 14: Legal Obligations and Emerging Concerns

    There is a legal obligation to provide a workplace that could is hazard free. This includes activities and condition the industry or an employer recognize as hazardous. 50 Total Points
    • Review 2 Articles: Workplace Violence by PLC Labor and Employment; United States Department of Labor
    • Complete: Exam 14

    Lesson 15: Overview and Conclusions

    Here are some key takeaways that you should remember from this course. 400 Total Points
    • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Exam 15
    • Complete: Final Exam
    1100
    Total Course Points
     

    Learning Outcomes

    By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Summarize the facts and statistics about workplace violence.
    • Describe creating an effective workplace preparedness plan.
    • Describe culture and workplace violence.
    • Summarize prevention and intervention strategies.
    • Describe defense of self and others.
    • Summarize environmental factors and emergency codes.
    • Summarize violence on college campuses.
    • Summarize readiness and response overview.
    • Summarize legal obligations and emerging concerns, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
     

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    Course Title: Workplace Violence: A Guide to Responding and Preventing
    Course Number: 9770487
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (631 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
    Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
    Instructor: Linda Zavadil
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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