Sunday, January 13, 2008

FREE Workplace Violence Video from Feds (Click Here)

Folks, this is great. You may have missed this FREE resource in between appointments and workplace crises. Your tax dollars are working, it's just you don't always get notified effectively. A FREE training and educational DVD is available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that provides employers, employees, safety professionals, and others with information for preventing work-related homicides and assaults.

VIOLENCE ON THE JOB discusses practical measures for identifying risk factors for violence at work, and taking strategic action to keep employees safe. It is based on extensive NIOSH research, supplemented with information from other authoritative sources.

Anyone-- HR manager, EAP, or Occupational Health Professional, citizen---can download the movie in any of several different formats. You can put it on a CD or load it to your Web site, view it online, whatever. You could even email a link to supervisors and employees throughout the company.

"The DVD format offers exciting new capabilities as an engaging, interactive, and effective tool for safety and health education in the workplace," said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. "We are confident that this new DVD will help meet an ongoing demand by businesses and employees for information they can use to keep their workplaces safe from acts of violence."

Included in the new DVD are:
A 21-minute training and education program designed to engage a wide variety of workplace audiences.

A bonus video on a program in New York State for preventing workplace violence in state drug treatment facilities. The case study includes discussions by a labor representative and a management representative who were instrumental in developing and implementing the program.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines for preventing workplace violence in health care workplaces, late-night retail settings, and taxicab services.

Access to additional materials and resources on preventing workplace violence. Here is where to get. (Click the title of this post to reach the NIOSH page.)

Here is where to get it the video. If you can't see the link below, click the title of this post. It's a live link to the video page at NIOSH.