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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage Secure Your Building With ASIS Risk Assessment Guide New White Paper Urges FMs to be Smarter About Smart Buildings Can You Trust Security Applications in the Cloud? Related Articles Security Reducing Facility Costs with Integrated Access Control Solutions Security How MGM’s Lawsuit Could Impact Building Owners Security NIST: Computer Users at Work and Home Engage in Risky Behavior Security Test Security Systems for Cyber Risk Sustainability / Resilience How to Future-Proof Your Building Building Controls The First Steps of Adding Intelligence to Your Facility Energy Management How to Increase Productivity and Engagement in Outdoor Spaces Building Controls Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency HVAC Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency Related Articles Simplify Access Control with Smartphones Implement These Security and Access Control Tips How MGM’s Lawsuit Could Impact Building Owners MGM Sues Mandalay Bay Shooting Victims, Denies Liability 10 Money-Saving Life Safety & Security Products 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. Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Whether it’s earning an IREM credential or increasing your job skills, any goal in property management can be accomplished with IREM education. Click here to visit our website!