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Preventing and Responding to Workplace Violence
James Green | October 31, 2019
With workplace violence incidents on the rise, there is no excuse to not have a solid operating Workplace Violence Plan in place. After all, knowledge increases confidence, confidence increases decisiveness, and it is decisive action in a critical incident that saves lives. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates more than two million American workers are affected by workplace violence each year. In 2016 alone, there were 500 workplace homicides according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and an estimated 18,000 people suffered nonfatal injuries. The National Safety Council reports approximately 823 people died as a result of workplace…
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James Green, CBCP, MBCI, CUERME, is a senior consulting manager at Strategic BCP + SAI Global. Green is passionate about life safety and helps the C-suite understand the importance of business continuity not only during an emergency but as an integral part of day-to-day operations. In 2019, Green received the Consultant of the Year Award from Disaster Recovery Institute International and the Continuity & Resilience Consultant of the Year from Business Continuity Institute Americas Awards. Green is a sought-after speaker and author, having presented and written on the topics of active shooters in the workplace, life safety, risk management, operational resilience, and business continuity.