Putting the Threat of Workplace Violence In Perspective...

Written by Felix P. Nater

The Security Consultant's Perspective...

Puttingrepparttar threat of violence and security inrepparttar 105870 workplace following September 11, 2001 in perspective has a broader meaning and greater appreciation. The price of Workplace Violence has a physical, emotional and financial toll onrepparttar 105871 victims, witnesses andrepparttar 105872 businesses. While worst-case scenarios are notrepparttar 105873 norm, incidents of assaults, homicides, threats and acts of sabotage are real inrepparttar 105874 typical workplace. However,repparttar 105875 simple but equally annoying and escalating hostile conduct creates emotional contagions and spontaneous responses. When thinking of workplace violence one should consider situations and events of any type that if left uncorrected could escalate into a violent response. Service employees being harassed on their routes, nurses fearful of conducting home visits, plant employees taunting another, use of increased resources to protect threatened employees and salesmen who resign rather than do business in certain neighborhoods are all realities at work. Even though reported incidents of violence are down for 2003 according torepparttar 105876 Bureau of Labor Statistics security awareness should continue to remain high onrepparttar 105877 prevention category.

Some Statistics About Workplace Violence...

According torepparttar 105878 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 11% (631) of repparttar 105879 5,559 fatal occupational injuries in 2003 resulted in homicide (mostly by shootings). A March 2004, FBI Report estimated that nearly 80% of these workplace homicides are committed by criminals with no other connection torepparttar 105880 workplace, who have committed robberies or other violent crimes. Inrepparttar 105881 areas of Non-fatal occupational injuries, BLS reported that 18,104 such incidents in 2002 resulted from assaults and violent acts by person, representing nearly 1.3% ofrepparttar 105882 1.4 million reported occupational injuries and illnesses. According torepparttar 105883 Bureau of Justice Statistics, (BJS) US Department of Justice, in 2002 nearly 750,000 crimes of violence were committed each year against people at work or on duty and another 170,000 against people traveling to and from work.

In January 2004,repparttar 105884 Society of Human Resource Managers reportedrepparttar 105885 results of their own internal survey on workplace violence. Roughly, almost two-thirds of HR Professionals who responded reported that at least one incident of 'violence" had occurred since 200o. Most common were incidents of inappropriate language, verbal abuse or verbal threats.

In May 2004,repparttar 105886 American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) survey on workplace violence reported that 44% of 750 respondents had indicated that their place of work had been victim to incidents of violence since 1998. While threats do not harm victims,repparttar 105887 mere utterance damages perceptions of management's ability to provide for a safe workplace if no corrective action is taken.

Online Security while Traveling in the United States and Abroad

Written by Richard Rossbauer

This interview in downloadable eBook form is with Victor K. Pryles, author of a fascinating book about saving money while traveling. Mr Pryles has put a unique slant on traveling cheaply, but comfortably. I wanted to know if he used a computer and how he protected his online security during his numerous travels.

Inrepparttar interview, not only does Mr. Pryles discuss computer safety, his answers include many tips and first hand advice on maintaining personal safety and security while onrepparttar 105869 road, high seas and inrepparttar 105870 air.

The article is a quick download at http://www.richardpresents.com/travel-interview.zip

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