Workplace Violence Report Examines Role of FM 11/14/2008 | A report looks the scope of workplace violence and describes the statutes surrounding it, and concludes with a focus on planning, response, and recovery A new report on workplace violence, "Violence in the Workplace: The Role of the Facility Manager," has been released by the Houston-based Intl. Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation. Written by Wayne D. Veneklasen and Donald W. Barnes Jr., the report looks at the history of violence in the workplace, examines the scope of the problem and describes the statutes surrounding it, and concludes with a focus on planning, response, and recovery. While publications on workplace violence have typically focused on the preventive role of the human resources department, there are many aspects of the problem that can be alleviated by having the proper safety plans and security procedures in place. The report takes the perspective of the building owner and facility manager while outlining the steps they can take to help mitigate the problem. "There is a lot out there on workplace violence," says Veneklasen. "You read about it all the time; however, there has been nothing done on what it means for the facility manager. What can they do if something happens? There is no simple answer. We're just trying to create opportunities for people who have a concern and want to do something about it." To obtain a free copy of the report, visit www.ifmafoundation.org. Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Read more on Security » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Editor's Letter FMs Prioritize Security Over Going Green ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Security Reducing Facility Costs with Integrated Access Control Solutions Security Assessing Video Quality Security 4 Top Identity Technology Trends for 2017 Security Is Audio Monitoring Legal? HVAC Why Submetering is Crucial for Reducing Energy Consumption & Cost Roofing Protect Your Building with a Roof Warranty Interiors Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose Interiors Five Trends Transforming the Office Space and the Impact on Your Bottom Line Roofing The Keys to Roof Inspections Related Articles How a Data Breach Cost Target $220 Million and How to Prevent It Secure Your Building With ASIS Risk Assessment Guide The Keys to Implementing an Effective Surveillance System Assessing Video Quality New White Paper Urges FMs to be Smarter About Smart Buildings Sponsored Links Improve building energy efficiency and reduce maintenance expenses with Polyglass’ Kool Roof Solutions, featuring Polyfresko highly reflective cap sheet and several roof coating options.