By Staff Reports
(DGIwire) – The key to successfully handling workplace violence, as with any other aspect of modern life, is education and planning. Being able to recognize the risk of violence in the workplace before it occurs—and knowing how to prepare and deal with it if and when it does—are valuable skills for any organization. Here are three important things to know about this phenomenon.
“Preparedness Without Paranoia™ is predicated on the fact that understanding the modern threat environment does not have to be an intimidating or overwhelming task,” says Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan, CEO and Founder of KGH. “From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, the resiliency of any organization in a threatening situation depends on the extent to which its employees are prepared, confident and capable of reacting appropriately and effectively.”
In this way, Preparedness Without Paranoia™ seeks to foster and develop an educated and engaged citizenry through teaching heightened situational awareness and increasing each individual’s security efficacy. More specifically, Preparedness Without Paranoia™ emphasizes the importance of understanding today’s threat environment, recognizing telltale signs of an evolving threat, and empowering people to take effective action.
In addition to conducting training courses on workplace violence prevention, KGH works with organizations to review and upgrade their workplace violence emergency response plans and to ensure that emergency response plans, training, and procedures and systems are in compliance with government regulations and guidance on maintaining a safe work environment.
“Preparedness is the best defense against any kind of workplace violence for an organization—and working with experienced personnel who have a successful track record in this area is a valuable step toward safety,” Dr. Kiernan adds.