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Accountability is Key When Combating Bullying

In part 1 of this article, HR Daily Advisor editor Jim Davis spoke with Catherine Mattice-Zundel, a consultant, coach, trainer, and Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2019 presenter had to offer about workplace bullying, including where it parallels harassment and what the differences are under the law. Today we’ll look at the importance of accountability as […]

Where Domestic Violence and Workplace Security Intersect

On April 10, 2017, a 53-year-old man walked into a special needs classroom in San Bernadino, California, pulled out a gun, and shot his estranged wife, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith. Two children standing near Smith were also hit by gunfire; 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez died later at the hospital. The gunman then turned his gun on […]

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Is Workplace Bullying Simply a Legal Form of Harassment?

When we think of workplace violence, we far too often think about physical violence, which is the end point in a series of events. This isn’t overly surprising, given the visceral visibility of violent actions. The problem is, when we focus on the physical violence, we tend to forget about the events that either lead […]

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Substance Abuse, Workplace Violence, and the Importance of Effective Communication

In yesterday’s post, we published the first half of a transcript from our sister publication’s interview with Patrick Prince, the associate vice provost and chief threat assessment officer for the University of Southern California. In the rest of the interview, Prince digs a little deeper into the connections between substance abuse and workplace violence, how […]

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Threat Assessment Expert Discusses Key Workplace Violence Indicators

Here at the Total Security Daily Advisor, we are busy gearing up for this year’s Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium. Last week, our sister publication, the EHS Daily Advisor was lucky enough to chat with Patrick Prince, who is presenting an educational session at the symposium, for the EHS on Tap podcast. Below, you’ll find part […]

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Employees with CCW Permits at Work

More state governors are signing legislation allowing employees who hold a valid a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit to bring their guns to work, college campuses, and even K–12 schools in some rare instances. These new state laws can clash with company policies about firearms on the property.

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Workplace Violence Prevention: Essential Program Components

In Friday’s Total Security Daily Advisor, 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium keynote speaker Dick Sem, CPP CSC, discussed the importance of building an appropriate culture of communication and outlined some of the key warning signs that precede a workplace violence incident; today we present what Sem asserts are essential components of any workplace violence prevention […]