Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Training Course

ANSI / OSHA Reqiurement

Standard Considerations –Voluntary/Compliant

In 2011, the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) issued guidelines on workplace violence prevention and intervention in the form of a joint American National Standard (available through the ASIS website). This Standard recommends creating policies, procedures and a prevention program that include management commitment, employee involvement, training, threat assessment, incident management and resolution. Following the release of the American National Standard, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its first compliance directive (available on their website) on investigation and inspection of workplace violence incidents.

OSHA General Duty Clause

The OSHA General Duty Clause requires employers to provide a safe and healthful workplace for all workers covered by this Administration. This would include reducing the risk of workplace violence by ensuring appropriate measures have been implemented to provide physical security of the facility itself. Additionally, there would be an expectation that threats of harm and/or physical assaults would be immediately addressed and stopped. Employers who do not take reasonable steps to prevent or abate a recognized violence hazard in the workplace can be cited.

Mitigating Workplace Violence

An employer could be liable under OSHA if a victim or victim’s family can prove that the employer knew, or should have known, that violence could occur. Under OSHA, an employer may also be penalized if the U.S. Secretary of Labor establishes that the employer violated the General Duty Clause. In order to establish a violation, the Department of Labor must prove a hazard existed, the employer knew it existed, the hazard was likely to cause death or serious bodily harm, and a feasible abatement method existed. In recent years, OSHA has applied the General Duty Clause in numerous workplace injury cases where no specific standard was in effect.

Training Instructor Pete Van Beek, MS, CFI, CSSM

As a security expert and corporate trainer, Pete Van Beek focuses on assisting healthcare facilities with their security surveys, vulnerability assessments and educating people in ways to recognize, prevent, and effectively respond to aggressive or dangerous behaviors that lead to workplace violence.

Over his 30-year career, Pete Van Beek has trained thousands of employees in security related issues and provided expert witness testimony to the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

  • Masters Degree in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering

  • Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI)

  • Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM)

  • 2016 International OSPA Awards- Outstanding Security Performance Awards- finalist

  • Certified Instructor Ambassador- Aggression Management

  • Certified Instructor- Workplace Violence Prevention

Course Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help maintain a safe environment while carrying out your daily work. You’ll gain the ability to identify subtle but important indicators of possible violence brewing in your school, church, healthcare facility or workplace. By raising your awareness about behaviors of concern, this course enables you to view your workplace through a sharper lens. You will finally learn the critical steps you must take when responding to an act of extreme violence- The Active Shooter.

Literary Contributions

  • Domestic Terrorism On Our Streets
  • Operation Secure Transport
  • School Bus Security Principles
  • Tough Mark for Women
  • Charlie and The Bully