Disaster Recovery Tip #9: Protect Your Business from Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence

It has dominated recent headlines, gunman in Northern Ohio opened fire inside a high school cafeteria killing two students and wounding three others. It is always shocking when you hear stories like this. To think, a place you considered safe and secure could turn life-threatening.

It is an unimaginable thought; however, the risk is one that cannot be ignored. Violence in the workplace is a threat that most executives take seriously but few actually plan for. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately two million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year; costing businesses up to $120 billion annually.

The facts are astonishing, but what can we do to protect ourselves? Download the OSHA factsheet to learn more about the risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace as well as prevention tips for both employers and employees alike.

Be on the lookout for next week's Disaster Recovery tip from Agility. If you have additional questions or would like to talk with a recovery professional about your business continuity needs visit www.agilityrecovery.com or call 866-364-9696

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