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    Training institute offers workplace violence prevention tips

    October 28, 2010

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    The National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence this week released a list of 10 key lessons learned from workplace violence incidents in the 21st century.

    The Lake Forest, CA-based institute, which provides research, training and consulting on violence prevention, cited recent shootings at Virginia Tech, CNN, Kraft Foods and Fort Hood, among other places.

    Lessons include:

    • Invest in prevention. Preparation costs less than recovering from an incident.
    • Increase employee awareness of reporting procedures.
    • Perform thorough background and reference checks to detect potential problems with future employees.
    • Train all employees in life preservation tactics. Include first responders to enhance their understanding of the workplace, if possible.


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