Every person feels stress at some point in time. Sometimes you just lose your temper and wish to whack everything that lies near you, but that is obviously not a good idea. Being in a bad mood does not mean you have to ruin the environment. It will not only affect the workplace environment but also your reputation.
What is Workplace Violence?
Fierce actions taken during the working hours on company assets or co-workers is called as workplace violence. Violence includes threatening, abusive and unpleasant language, harassment, and etc. It is a severe issue and employer must run a framework that ensures calm environment. It may cause mental health to injuries to death.
What Are The Effects of Workplace Violence?
Following things are a few effects;
1. Severe Injuries
2. Life threat
3. Mental health issues
4. Health issues
5. Organization reputation
6. Asset loss
What Constitutes Workplace Violence?
Following are the principle reasons for workplace violence;
1. Working Extra hours.
2. Lack of appreciation.
3. Deadline pressure
4. Tax return
5. Delay in salaries
6. Analysis/ appraisal meetings
7. Non-stop phone calls during holidays
Sometimes the situation goes worse and increases the chances of physical violence in the workplace.
Role of OSHA
According to OSHA workplace violence is a serious factor no employer should ignore it. Every organization is required to register under workplace violence training program and attend the sessions. Workers have all the rights to work under a safe environment.
Why Safety First Consulting?
Safety First Consulting provides a workplace violence training in Ontario. They are partners with many reputed groups, such as CHSC, CPTA, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, etc. They are a TSSA accredited training provider. Other services they run are;
- Occupational Health and Services
- WSIB Service
- Health and Safety Training