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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IS URGING EMPLOYERS TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE. 

 

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE HAS BECOME A GROWING CONCERN SAYS ILLINOIS OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR BEN NOVEN. THE FIRST STEP IS UNDERSTANDING WHAT THAT INCLUDES.

 

 

NOVEN SAYS THE BEST THING EMPLOYERS CAN DO IS ESTABLISH A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARDS VIOLENCE AT WORK. 

 

 

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS, KEY OR BADGE ENTRY AND PROPER LIGHTING IS ALSO ADVISED. EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE URGED TO REPORT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR TO THEIR SUPERVISOR.

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