Prevention of Violence in the Workplace Dissertation or Thesis

Prevention of Violence in the Workplace
Investigates workplace violence prevention strategies and intervention.
# 151068 | 6,920 words | 30 sources | APA | 2012 | GB

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Through an extensive literature review, this paper identifies the key components of workplace violence so that employers are able to design and develop effective preventive measures. Next, the author relates the unique characteristics and safety and security issues that each workplace has to face including employee selection, policies, training, hazard assessment, employee assistance, control and evaluation. The paper concludes by evaluating the effectiveness of workplace violence prevention programs both locally and internationally.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
A Review of Related Literature
Identifying Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies
Screening and Selection
Policies and Procedures
Training for Supervisors and Employees
Employee Assistance
Hazard Assessment
Prevention and Control
The Effectiveness of Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

From the Paper:

"Recognizing the need to intervene and prevent violence in the workplace has been explored extensively in literature. The labor sector and law enforcement agencies strive to enforce laws that prevent and minimize workplace violence. Workplace violence affects both employer and employees. Various workplace violence prevention programs aim to eliminate dysfunctional work environments. The characteristics of dysfunctional work environments include "unfair evaluation systems, inequitable compensation systems, favoritism, and/or lack of communication about decisions that directly affect the lives of individuals. Moreover, these types of work environments prevent employees from questioning management decisions or they are not considered an important component in the organization. Likewise, managers and leaders in these work environments often micromanage, abuse their position and power, use threats or intimidation, or have questionable ethical business practices. These types of management leadership combined with organizational culture make the work environment toxic.
"Effective workplace violence prevention strategies and programs should include six key elements namely, "management commitment and employee involvement, hazard assessment, hazard prevention and control, safety and health training, post-incident response, [and] program evaluation". Management and employee commitment should be present when creating and implementing workplace prevention programs. The management should provide support and resources to ensure the successful implementation of workplace violence prevention programs. Likewise, employees should be given every opportunity to participate in the crafting of workplace prevention programs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, DG, 2004, 'Workplace Violence in Long Haul Trucking', AAOHN Journal, vol. 52, no. 1, 23-27.
  • Awadalla, CA and Roughton, JE, 1998, 'Workplace violence prevention: The new safety focus', Professional Safety, vol. 43, no. 12, [Online] Available at Academic Search Complete Database [Accessed 15 January 2012].
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  • Bell, R, n.d., 'Workplace homicide', [Online] Available at [Accessed 28 December 2011].
  • Boyd, C, 2003, Human resource management and occupational health and safety, Routledge, New York.

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Prevention of Violence in the Workplace (2012, May 21) Retrieved December 03, 2023, from

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"Prevention of Violence in the Workplace" 21 May 2012. Web. 03 December. 2023. <>