DHHS Workplace Violence Training
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Click on any of the links below to look for answers to your editor's research questions if you chose to use the reporter's notebook -- or -- to answer the questions listed below if you chose not to use the notebook.

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What is Workplace Violence?
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How to Recognize Potential Problems
Definition
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What types of situations are considered workplace violence?
What are the different types of workplace violence?
Warning Signs
Do employees who commit violent acts show warning signs that we should watch for?
Are there some work situations or conditions that are high risk for workplace violence?
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Will Something Happen Where You Work?
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Dealing With Domestic Violence
Statistics
How often does workplace violence occur?
Does it occur more often in certain work settings?
Domestic Violence
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What are possible signs that an employee may be having serious problems with a current or past spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend?
Should you get involved if you suspect that a fellow employee is experiencing domestic violence?
How can you get help for yourself if needed?
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Can Workplace Violence be Prevented?
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What Should You do in a Violent Situation?
Prevention
Is there anything you can do to help prevent acts of violence in the workplace?
Steps
Who should you call?
What actions should you take?
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Terrorism and Other Disasters

Visit Ready.Gov, a US Department of Homeland Security web site to see topics that include the following. You are not required to review the whole site as part of this training, but you might want to take a look at what's there and bookmark the site for future reference.

  • Preparing an emergency kit.
  • Making a plan for what you will do in an emergency at work or at home.
  • Becoming informed about what could happen in the event of a biological, chemical, or radiation threat, explosions or nuclear blast.

You may also want to review several North Carolina web sites:

  • The Ready North Carolina web site maintained by the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.
  • A Disaster Preparedness website maintained by the NC DHHS Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services to increase preparedness and provide helpful information during and after emergencies and disaster situations.
  • A Crime Control and Public Safety web site on Preparedness for disaster planning and preparing a survival kit.

If you have completed all sections here, go on to Report to the Editor ...

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