It’s never been more important to be proactive in keeping a workplace violence incident from happening where you work. The effects of such an incident can be devastating – to your employees, your reputation, and ultimately to your bottom line.
At WGI, our mission is simple, holistic and unwavering. We work with our clients to create and maintain workplaces that are safe, effective and productive.
We know that a comprehensive violence prevention program that protects your people, your business and your reputation requires more than just good locks on your doors. At WGI, we know what works. And we are here to help. Click here for more information on our services.
We are a consulting and training firm with the mission to partner with employers to create safe, effective and productive workplaces. The WGI team works with clients to create and maintain workplaces that reflect the highest standards of workplace safety, best human resources and leadership practices, and preparedness in case of an emergency.
Violence Prevention Training
Programs for employees and managers include content that raises awareness about types of threats, potential perpetrators and organizational reporting requirements - without instilling fear in your employees. Additionally, we offer highly specialized training to create internal Threat Assessment Teams.
Intervening in a potentially dangerous and/or violent situation requires three core components: Identify, Assess, Manage. Our experts assess, intervene and provide options as appropriate, with sensitivity, safety, practicality, and expediency.
Active Shooter Response
While still statistically rare, the recent increase in these types of events has caused concern in many workplaces. Participants will learn to practice situational awareness, and how to identify and utilize options for maximizing personal safety when facing this type of violent event.
Protecting employees from acts of violence in the workplace is critically important for any employer – and requires sound prevention policies and procedures, training for all employees, threat assessment and intervention process, and security protocols that meet the current American National Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (ASIS/SHRM WPV1.1-2011).
Well-designed policies and procedures provide an effective and solid foundation for safe operations, successful hiring, positively managing employee behaviors, safety protocols, and productive discipline and development processes. In other words, the foundation of a gold-standard workplace violence prevention program that meets OSHA recommendations requires human resource best practices.
In a healthy, harmonious work environment where employees feel valued, incidents of bullying, aggressive behavior, and workplace violence threats are much less likely to occur. Organizations with proactive leaders who build teams with trust and positive cultures are fostering employee morale and engagement, while optimizing productivity.
A quality work life for all employees is key to a productive and healthy workplace. One thing has become crystal clear in our years of servicing clients: employee engagement and productivity are negatively impacted by workplace threats, bullying, harassment, and other problematic behaviors.
Equally as destructive are cultures where employees don’t feel valued, or are belittled by leaders. These are factors that can cause employee turnover, stress claims and damage to an organization’s reputation in its community.
Leadership that is demonstrated by being proactive about safety – not just in words or policy, but in action, speaks volumes about an organization’s culture, values and priorities. In turn, these leadership qualities can and do positively impact the bottom line.
Workplace safety is everyone’s responsibility, but the first step is up to you. We can help.