Workplace Violence: Definitions and Examples
by Linda Hewitt
From Amazon.com: Workplace Violence: Definitions and Examples, the first of eight related reports, provides an overview of the three major workplace-violence incidents of the second week of March 2009 as background, and then defines the issue of Workplace Violence and its scope and discusses the location and prevalence of Workplace Violence. The report also defines the four main types of Workplace Violence and provides general examples of each. In conclusion, the report addresses the significance of Workplace Violence for the employer.
The author, Linda Hewitt, is an award-winning public relations consultant whose specialty is communications for and within large corporate populations. Linda has a longstanding professional involvement with the issue of Workplace Violence. She has researched the topic extensively with legal authorities and corporate-security specialists and in hundreds of hours of focus groups within corporate populations.
She has used the results of the research to generate communications strategies tailored to specific client situations, and then conceptualized and implemented officer-level campaigns targeted toward identification, prevention, and incident management. As part of this, she has written guides, as well as written and produced corporate videos focused on specific problem areas within the broader topic. In this series of reports, Linda’s comments and observations are general. Any specific applicability to a particular organization’s situation should be explored with its Security group and legal advisors.
The series of reports is directed toward corporate officers, security specialists, and other decision makers charged with the responsibility for a safe workplace. The length of this first report is approximately 7,000 words.