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    iTod iTemplates: Workplace Violence - Sample Written Template

    iTod iTemplates: Workplace Violence - Sample Written Template

    By: Carly Souther

    FREE Download: Sample Workplace Violence Template

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    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), workplace violence is on the rise in the United States. Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. This ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. Violence at the financial workplace can affect and involve employees, clients or members, and visitors. 

    In the case of a bank or credit union, the perpetrator will often watch the building for an extended period of time before taking action. It therefore follows that your employees should be trained to identify suspicious behaviors such as people idling in cars or loitering on corners. Financial institutions likewise must implement stringent cash-handling procedures and install physical barriers, such as bullet-proof glass, to protect employees. Other important measures include ensuring that high-risk areas are visible to as many people as possible and that your external lighting is of high quality.

    Essentially, the risk of violence can be prevented or reduced if your bank or credit union takes appropriate precautions. Does your institution have proper policies and procedures in place?

    If not, take the first step today by downloading our customizable "Workplace Violence" PDF. 

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