Online Class: Workplace Violence — A Guide to Responding and Preventing

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.

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Course Description

Workplace Violence Mastery: Awareness, Prevention, and Empowerment

In today's complex and rapidly evolving work environments, the challenges we face aren't just about meeting targets or achieving KPIs. A more sinister challenge looms in the background - the specter of workplace violence. This course isn't just about providing you with facts. It's about empowering you with the knowledge, tools, and mindset to create a secure, harmonious, and thriving workplace for everyone.

If you're an individual genuinely concerned about your work environment, an HR professional aiming to safeguard the welfare of your colleagues, or simply someone eager to champion positive change in the workplace, this course is tailor-made for you.

Join us as we navigate through:

  1. Understanding Workplace Violence: Unpack the various definitions, and grasp the intricate nuances that differentiate one form from another.
  2. The Real Cost: Delve deep into the staggering statistics and uncover the true emotional, physical, and financial toll of workplace violence.
  3. Blueprint for Safety: Craft a robust and adaptable preparedness plan to preempt potential threats.
  4. Detecting Red Flags: Equip yourself with the skills to recognize early warning signs, fostering a proactive approach.
  5. Roots of Violence: Analyze the cultural elements that can inadvertently foster a hostile work environment.
  6. A Holistic Approach: Master a range of strategies from prevention to intervention, ensuring all bases are covered.
  7. Digital Dangers: Explore the world of cyber threats and the importance of e-safety in today's digital age.
  8. Special Focus: Delve into specific areas of concern like college campuses, where the merging of academic and social pressures can lead to unique challenges.

Recognizing the potential for violence isn't about instilling fear; it's about creating awareness. It's about understanding that while the threat may be real, with the right knowledge and skills, its impact can be minimized, if not eradicated.

Imagine a workplace where everyone feels safe, where every individual can flourish without the shadow of fear. This vision isn't just an ideal; it's an achievable reality. Through this course, we aim to inspire a ripple effect, one where every participant emerges as a beacon of change, championing the cause of a safe and harmonious workplace.

Join us in making the dream of violence-free workplaces a tangible reality. Let's redefine the norms and set new standards for safety, security, and harmony. The journey begins now.

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  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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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. Additional lesson topics: Safety and Health Topics of Workplace Violence; Violence in the Workplace: Education, Prevention and Mitigation; Workplace Violence: Planning for Prevention and Response; Risk Topics 51 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: The Financial Impact of Workplace Violence; Workplace Violence; Impact of workplace violence on employees 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: What Can Managers Do to Prevent Workplace Violence?; Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for HealthCare and Social Workers; Several Steps to Building A Workplace Violence Response Plan; Engaged Leadership's Role in Workplace Violence Prevention 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Changing Culture to Stop Workplace Violence; Workplace Violence: Several Signs Of A Dangerous Person 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies for Employers FactSheet; Basic recommendations for preventing violence in the workplace; Strategies to Stop Workplace Bullying 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Protecting Yourself and Preventing Workplace Violence; Protecting Yourself from Workplace Bullies; Employment rights and wrongs: How can you defend yourself?; Limits on Self-Defense 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations; Workplace Violence: Recognizing Risk Factors and Formulating Prevention Strategies; Sample Workplace Emergency Procedures 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Increasing Awareness and Vigilance

Increasing awareness and vigilance are an important part of any successful program to minimize workplace violence. Additional lesson topics: Workplace Violence Prevention Readiness and Response; Improving Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Work Prevention Programs; Sample Workplace Violence Policy 2 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Increasing Violence Leads to Concerns Over Workplace Hazards; Report: Violence on the job is global problem; Workplace Violence Increasing Worldwide; Workplace Violence A growing concern 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Violence in the workplace: Prevention and survival; How to Survive Workplace Violence; Prepare your Employees for Workplace Violence. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace; Physical Effects Of Workplace Aggression: The Toll Bullying Takes On Your Mind and Body; Better Understanding Workplace Aggression; Why Passive Aggression Thrives in the Workplace 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Workplace Violence by PLC Labor and Employment; United States Department of Labor 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Overview and Conclusions

Here are some key takeaways that you should remember from this course. 400 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Exam 15
  • Assessment: Final Exam
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.
  • 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
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (799 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: July 2023
Course Type: 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
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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