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 Secure Your Building With ASIS Risk Assessment Guide Can You Trust Security Applications in the Cloud? ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Security Polycarbonate Sheet Products for High Performance Architectural Glazing Security Drone Technology Secures Homes and Buildings Security Sync Surveillance with Sound Security New Sandy Hook Elementary Showcases Advanced Security Features and Design Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management HVAC Maximize Your Return from HVAC Maintenance Plans Related Articles ASIS Developing Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention Do Your IoT Devices Risk a Security Breach? 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 Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.