LAKE FOREST, CA — April 12, 2011 — The National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. announced that it has released the 2011 Workplace Violence Fact Sheet. The 2011 Workplace Violence Fact Sheet is a repository of information, statistics and charts on workplace violence presented to give Human Resources, Security, Risk Management and Operational Managers the most current information on workplace violence. The National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. has been at the forefront of reporting information about workplace violence prevention for more than ten years and businesses rely on it to provide thorough, timely and accurate information on workplace violence. This is their second fact sheet on workplace violence.
W. Barry Nixon, Founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. stated ” We thought the time was right to release our second fact sheet on workplace violence because we see so much stale and misinformation reported in the media and by so called experts. Knowledge and information are the fuel that drive effective decision making and it is our intent to provide Human Resources, Security, Risk Management and Operational Managers with a reliable source for valuable information.”
The information provided in the 2011 Fact Sheet comes from multiple sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Justice, National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH), NCCI Research and other research organizations. Some key highlights of information provided in the fact sheet include:
– the finding that more than 5,600 people have been victims of homicide in the workplace during the first ten years of the 21st Century,
– workplace homicides from assaults and other violent acts are the third leading cause of death for people at work,
– the economic cost of workplace violence nationwide is estimated to be about $121 billion a year,
– nonfatal assaults occur most often in nursing homes, social services, hospitals and late night convenient stores.
The National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. is one of the premier consulting and training firms specializing in helping public and private organizations address the troubling issue of workplace violence. W. Barry Nixon is a recognized worldwide expert on workplace violence. He served on the Workplace Violence Task Force that created the Workplace Violence Guidelines for the prestigious association, ASIS International, which is the largest security association for security professionals in the world and currently is servicing on the Joint Task Force between ASIS International and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) focused on developing the first standard on workplace violence prevention. Mr. Nixon is also an active member of the Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council of ASIS International. In addition, in 2009 he was named one of the most influential people in security by Security Magazine and in 2010 was named to the prestigious Employee Health, Safety and Security Special Expertise Panel by the Society for Human Resource Management on which he currently serves.
As the Publisher of the new Fact Sheet Mr. Nixon stated that “It is our goal to be the reference source for information about workplace violence and this new fact sheet along with our industry leading web site, www.WorkplaceViolence911.com, and our new e-magazine The Workplace Violence Prevention eReport which will be released on April 18th helps affirm our firm as the premier source for information in the industry.” To get a complimentary copy of the 2011 Workplace Violence Fact Sheet go to www.workplaceviolence911.com/2011workviolencefacts.
About the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.
The National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc. is a professional consulting firm providing training, consulting, publications and services to assist public and private organizations to create violence-free workplaces, establish programs that prevent workplace violence and how to address incidents should one occur. Our services include the award winning web site www.Workplaceviolence911.com that is widely recognized as the most comprehensive source of information on workplace violence on the Internet. We also offer numerous publications on workplace violence related issues and the Ultimate Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Maker Software which allows a firm to create a comprehensive workplace violence prevention policy in about an hour. For more information contact W. Barry Nixon at e-mail protected from spam bots or 1-949-770-5264.
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