Workplace Violence Prevention Training


Learn how to immediately decrease the chance of workplace violence.

Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar is a workshop designed to increase awareness of how to prevent violent episodes at work. Participants learn tips to help them assess violent acts and threats of violence, and what to do to deal with them appropriately. The course meets the training requirements for many private employers and Federal, State and Local government agencies.

“This training raises associate awareness and gives them the tools needed to address workplace violence and maintain a workplace that is as safe as possible,” – Bill Sanfred, Wash., DC


This interactive workshop uses case exercises to walk participants through crisis situations. They learn to apply appropriate strategies to control anger, defuse hostility, and control episodes of workplace violence. Participants can ask questions and have their questions answered by an expert.


This course is an essential part of your first line of defense against workplace violence. 


By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to implement violence prevention strategies, assess, identify and control the risk factors related to workplace violence, take important steps to increase employee safety, and limit organizational liability associated with workplace violence.

Reasons to provide training on workplace violence prevention include:

  • Communicate your organization's commitment to employee safety
  • Have a first line of defense against violence in the workplace
  • Ensure that employees have practical skills to prevent, respond to, and report workplace violence incidents appropriately
  • Avoid lawsuits such as negligent hiring and negligent retention
  • Avoid safety compliance training violations
  • Minimize the risk related to workplace violence



Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for:

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Threat Assessment Teams
  • Security Personnel
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Facilities Managers
  • Safety Personnel
  • Risk Management Staff
  • and anyone interested in controlling workplace violence



Training Benefits


  • Build a first line of defense against Workplace violence
  • Help prevent incidents of violence
  • Recognize early warning signs of impending violence
  • Implement techniques to prevent or deal with a violent verbal confrontation
  • Establish and upgrade violence prevention efforts organization wide
  • Identify and eliminate risk factors which can contribute to violence
  • Improve employee safety                                   
  • Lower organizational liability


Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided

  • What is workplace violence
    • Types
    • The headlines
      • Real life case studies
      • Learning from the mistakes other have made
      • Options to consider
    • Taking a problem-solving approach
  • The myths and reality of workplace violence
  • OSHA’s position on of workplace violence and employer’s responsibilities
  • Avoiding negligent hiring, negligent retention, and other workplace violence liabilities
  • Workplace violence statistical evidence that can help
  • Victims go beyond the workplace
  • The role of domestic violence in the workplace
    • The challenge for employers
    • What can be done
  • Understanding triggering events
  • Implement a model managers and supervisors can use to prevent violence
  • Build competencies to control
  • Use a threat assessment tool
  • A point-by-point guide to workplace violence prevention
    • Recognizing dangerous profiles
    • Interventions that can prevent tragedy
    • Lessons learned from past experience
  • Recognize warning signs of impending violence
  • Dealing with workplace bullies, anger, hostility and other potentially violent behavior 
  • Eliminating workplace factors that can contribute to violence
  • Tips to avoid the mistakes other organizations have made
  • Defusing hostility, anger and other potentially dangerous people / behaviors


Too often managers, supervisors and entire organizations are not prepared to deal with the issues and reality of workplace violence. This Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar can position your entire organization with a first line defense against workplace violence and associated liability.

To receive more information about this training
call toll free at 877-385-5515. 

Additional Workplace Violence Information and Statistics
  • According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an average of 1.7 million people were victims of violent crime while working or on duty in the United States each year.
  • Workplace violence can be any act of physical violence, threats of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening, disruptive behavior that occurs in the workplace. Workplace violence can effect or involve employees, visitors, contractors, and other non-Federal employees.
  • A number of different actions in the work environment can trigger or cause workplace violence. Whatever the cause or whoever the perpetrator, workplace violence is not to be accepted or tolerated.
  • While there is no sure way to predict human behavior or specific profile of a potentially dangerous individual, the best prevention comes by training to help managers and supervisors how to identify potential problems early and how to deal with them appropriately. 
  • Unfortunately, many companies fail to identify risks or teach managers how to defuse the tensions that can lead to a violent attack. All too often, companies fail to react when workers say that they are scared or intimidated by a coworker. 
  • Most managers are not prepared for workplace violence issues. Likewise, most organizations fail to take extra precautions to enhance security, after an event such as a firing or disciplinary hearing, that could trigger an emotional response. One company, Honeywell, hired back an employee who served four years in prison for fatally strangling a co-worker; then he killed again.