- Products & Services
- Knowledge Base
CHAPEL HILL, NC, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Workplace violence is more than what appears in sensational news headlines. The media gives the impression workplace homicides are frequent occurrences. ePanic Button posts a workplace violence infographic that reveals a different reality.
Infographic on Workplace Violence: Injuries vs. Homicides demonstrates homicides due to workplace violence are incredibly rare. The vast majority of workplace violence incidents result in injuries that cause employees to miss work.
Data for the infographic was gathered from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2011.
"What we don't regularly see in the news is the occurrence and impact of non-lethal workplace violence," says Johnny Lee, president of ePanic Button. "This includes physical battery and verbal abuse, and these types of incidents happen much more frequently and have a serious impact on the workforce."
Continues Lee, "The impact of non-lethal violence is hard to quantify. Workers might call in sick and file workers' compensation claims, but it's difficult to calculate the cost of employees not caring about their jobs, diminished productivity and job turnover due to fear and resentment. Non-lethal workplace violence is also a pre-indicator of lethal violence. "
Infographic on Workplace Violence: Injuries vs. Homicides depicts workplace violence statistics such as intentional shooting, stabbing, beating, sexual assault and verbal threats. It also breaks down incidents according to age and gender.
Workplace violence is a serious issue when seen in its entirety, not just homicides. Employers have the responsibility to keep the workplace free from potential and recognized harm and threats, including incidents that do not end up on the news.
ePanic Button is a PC-based panic button and incident notification system that helps front line employees prevent early stage situations from escalating into major, dangerous events. One discreet click of a mouse, keystroke or tap of a foot pedal rapidly sends desktop alerts, email and text messages to the right people, letting you respond quickly and appropriately to incidents and threats as they occur.
# # #