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How To Avoid & Handle Workplace Violence

Learn how to react and respond if a violent situation occurs.

Many people think of shootings and physical abuse when they hear the words workplace violence, but OSHA statistics also encompass threats and intimidation toward a colleague. And these are just a few examples. When you consider the scope of violent situations, it may not be so surprising that 2 million workers fall victim to workplace violence each year in the U.S. We want you to stay safe, so this safety tip video covers some warning signs that will help you detect potentially violent individuals, as well as ways to react and respond if a violent situation occurs.