The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2014 that 15,980 people had experienced traumas related to workplace violence, and of the 4,679 workplace deaths that same year, about 12% were the result of homicide. Though these may be small numbers relative to the number of total people in the workforce, workplace violence is sadly not uncommon.
Though we may not have control over the handful of people who get physically aggressive, we all play a part in preventing hostile situations and fostering a civil culture in our workplace. That’s why a key component of any workplace online training curriculum should always be an eLearning course on prevention of workplace violence.
Any course on workplace violence should be written and designed with three main goals in mind: