What are some key aspects of workplace violence prevention training?

Author: Jill Gormley, Strong and Clear Communications

One of the best ways to prevent workplace violence is through violence prevention training. Establishment of a workplace violence training program should include training for all supervisors and employees.

The training program should educate supervisors and employees so that they know:

  • What conduct is not acceptable;
  • What to do if they witness or are subject to violence in the workplace; and
  • How to protect themselves.

The violence prevention training program should be done in conjunction with the workplace violence prevention program, and training should include explaining all aspects of the overall program and addressing any questions or concerns on the program.