August 11: Keeping Safe: Managing Threat in the Workplace


For employers, the safety of their employees, customers, and communities is paramount. Yet when an employee begins to act strangely or makes others feel unsafe, we search for ways to understand this person’s risk of threat and violence to others.

Workplace violence can be devastating for employees, significantly damaging morale and impeding productivity. All employers should take steps to prevent violent behavior in their workplace including learning the importance of a “threat assessment.” Threat assessment and management is the evaluation process that identifies, evaluates, and mitigates the risk of harm to other people. 

This webinar will describe data on workplace violence and why being proactive rather than reactive is imperative. You’ll learn about a model for creating a threat assessment team and process using resources that already exist in your workplace. Dr. Trudy Good of Good Havens, a clinical psychologist who has more than a dozen years of experience in clinical risk management and specializes in assessing risk and threat in community settings, will be joining us.

Join HR Knowledge and Dr. Good as we discuss how to prevent workplace violence and what you can do to lessen the risks.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are your responsibilities for ensuring a safe workplace?
  • How do you identify the warning signs of potential workplace violence?
  • What do you do when an employee seems to be posing a threat?
  • What are the most common incidents of workplace violence?
  • What steps can you take to prevent workplace violence?
  • How to create and maintain a threat assessment team
  • How to make sure your threat assessment team is proactive rather than reactive