Research indicates that poorly managed instances of occupational violence are of great detriment to workers and the workplace as a whole. Occupational violence has been demonstrated to negatively impact; workers stress, safe and competent work performance, job satisfaction, and worker and skills retention (Source: Gates, Gillespie & Succop).
Organisations need to actively look to address occupational violence to best support their workforce, to meet legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risk to health.
Workplace Risk facilitates industry specific Occupational Violence Workshops to up-skill workers in managing the health impacts of occupational violence in the workplace and provides the framework for a proactive and protective approach.
Through practical case studies, activities, tools and open discussion the workshop aims to enhance workplace supports and resilience in dealing with occupational violence.
Attendees will cover the following topics: