Workplace violence has, on average, been the second leading cause of non-roadway fatalities in the U.S. for the past decade (BLS, 2011-2020). Even so, it is often overlooked as a significant workplace hazard. Speaker Kenna Carlsen will first provide an overview of workplace violence trends and explore the situational and systemic risk factors contributing to violence. Next, she will explore the unique overlap between safety and security management as well as the importance of creating synergies between these often-conflicting entities. Finally, attendees will learn about promising safety technologies for violence prevention, along with their specific use cases.
- Learn observable risk factors and existing control measures that can help prevent workplace violence.
- Review existing technologies that, when paired with a strong prevention plan, can aid in the prevention, mitigation, or response to violence.
- Understand barriers to technology implementation and tactics employers can use to build the business case for workplace violence prevention.