Workplace violence incidents have tripled in the last decade, and it’s now the fastest-growing category of murder in the United States. Not only are active shootings on the rise in the United States, the country is also at the greatest risk for experiencing a mass shooting. According to an analysis by CNN, between 1966 and 2012, despite the U.S. only having 5 percent of the world’s population, the country accounted for 31 percent of all public mass shootings in the world.
In this paper, DeAnn Wandler discusses issues ranging from the escalating numbers associated to violence in the workplace, to which occupations are at greater risk, to the staggering costs to organizations. And, perhaps most importantly, Ms. Wandler addresses the steps employers can adopt to lessen the risk of violence in their work environment and safeguard the lives of their staff.