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NCJ Number: 150555 Find in a Library
Title: Can't Happen Here: Workplace Violence
Author(s): C B Maclean; J Baross
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency:
Portland, OR 97214
Sale Source: P.O. Box 14914
Portland, OR 97214
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This kit presents a proposal for a television series on violence in the workplace, a paper on employee-to-employee workplace violence prevention, and an audio tape on how to harness anger for productivity.
Abstract: The television proposal is a three-segment series, each 24.40 minutes long. The series will portray the most critical, frequent, lethal, and costly incidents of workplace violence documented in the research. The re- enactment of the three workplace violence incidents will portray opposing teams composed of victims and family/coworkers versus perpetrators. The crisis management team will be depicted as referees. This proposal describes each of the three scenarios of workplace violence. Overall, the series will use real-life stories to demonstrate what works to prevent loss of life at work. The paper on workplace violence documents its seriousness and then provides a checklist that will indicate to employers whether or not they have taken specific critical steps to prevent violence in their workplaces. The paper recommends a total- quality-management approach to prevent workplace violence. Supplementary materials discuss the seriousness of the issue and some measures being taken to counter it.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Employer-employee relations; Occupational safety and health; Victims of Crime; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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