Workplace violence refers to threatening behavior, harassment, verbal or written threats and abuse, and physical violence that endangers the physical or psychological safety or well-being of a person in his or her place of employment.
There are three types of workplace violence, according to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
- The first type of workplace violence is stranger or outsider violence, which refers to someone with no connection to the business committing the violence.
- The second type of violence is client or customer violence, which refers to a client of the business committing the violence.
- The third type of workplace violence is employee or employee-related violence, which refers to an employee attacking another employee or someone related to an employee entering the workplace and attacking an employee.
If you experience any workplace violence, please follow these procedures:
- Determine your exact location (street address, floor company name, suite number).
- Call 911 immediately.
- Notify Central Security of the situation at (404) 654-1285. Secure your space.