Construction Executive : A Proactive Approach to Reducing the Risk of Workplace Violence

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In an article published on March 10, 2017 by Construction Executive, Meghan Cox provides guidance on how businesses can reduce the risks associated with violence in the workplace and how businesses should handle this violence if it occurs. Cox says that incidents of workplace violence can result in citations under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) General Duty Clause, in addition to civil liability for employers. If an incident of workplace violence occurs, one of the first things OSHA will do is determine whether the employer has an adequate written workplace violence program in place, Cox explains. An employer drafting a written workplace violence program and policy should evaluate the workplace and ascertain what makes sense in that workplace's particular context. Cox says that comprehensive workplace violence program and policy can only go so far if management does not actually implement the program and consistently enforce the policy.

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