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November 19, 1997

Free resources can help prevent workplace violence

TUMWATER - Employers and workers concerned about violent acts in the workplace can turn to two new resources for practical help. In December, the Department of Labor & Industries will offer six sessions of a workshop on preventing workplace violence. The department also has published a prevention guidebook.

Workshop
Assaults and other violent acts in the workplace take their toll - death, injury, lost productivity and fear. This workshop, Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention, outlines steps to prevent violence. Topics include:

  • Workplace violence - what it is and how often it occurs.
  • Four different types of workplace violence and their characteristics.
  • Potential risk factors and prevention measures for each type of violence.
  • Sample written prevention program.

To register for the session nearest you, call (360) 902-5590 or toll-free 1-800-574-2829. Registration will be confirmed by mail or fax the following day and written directions to the L&I office hosting the workshop will be included.

Tukwila Dec. 2 1 to 5 p.m. 2690002
Longview Dec. 3 1 to 5 p.m. 4690001
Yakima Dec. 3 1 to 5 p.m. 5690001
Spokane Dec. 10 8 a.m. to noon 6690001
Tacoma Dec. 11 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 3690001
Everett Dec. 16 8 a.m. to noon 1690001

Guidebook
Workplace Violence: Awareness and Prevention for Employers and Employees describes four types of workplace violence, outlines steps to minimize and prevent violent acts, and discusses potential risk factors and prevention techniques. The guidebook also includes a sample program on workplace violence that employers and employees together can use to assess and address hazards specific to their workplace.

To order your copy, call 1-800-423-7233 or the local L&I office closest to you.

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