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Work Place Violence

Warning Signs of Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence is an issue among staff and customers. While there are several warning signs that someone is about to become violent, one must always remember that some people will show no signs at all. The safest bet for avoiding a violent workplace situation is learning de-escalation and self-defense tactics.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Major change in behaviors
  • Increased disruptive behavior at work
  • Temper tantrums, crying, sulking
  • Excessive absence
  • Pushing the limits of acceptable work behavior
  • Disrespect for authority
  • Complaints of unfair treatment

PHYSICAL WARNING SIGNS OF POTENTIAL VIOLENCE

  • Signs of fatigue
  • Pacing or restless movements
  • Sweating
  • Trembling/Shaking
  • Exaggerated gestures

 

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