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I feel there is just a huge disbelief, so organizations typically won't devote financial resources to something they feel might not happen — until it's too late.
CLEARWATER, FL, July 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Every year millions of American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, workplace violence falls into four categories: criminal intent, customer/client, worker-on- worker and personal relationship which overwhelmingly targets women. OSHA states that about 2 million people each year report some type of workplace violence. It is estimated that 25% of most incidents of workplace violence go unreported. The representatives of Nagele, Knowles & Associates are workplace violence experts. They are undoubtedly the trusted name for top notch workplace violence prevention solutions. The firm is extremely passionate about this, and they continuously spread the word on preparedness, and promoting violence-free workplaces by doing comprehensive vulnerabilities assessments.
"Employers and employees remain ignorant of- and in denial that there is an epidemic of workplace violence happening within this country, and it is happening at an alarming rate," says company partner, Richard Knowles, "Everyone has the right to feel physically and psychologically safe at their work place."
The multi-dimensional team at Nagele, Knowles & Associates has been assisting organizations create a more healthy and harmonious atmosphere at their workplace. The question is: How vulnerable is your workplace? The members of the firm consider it to be a lame excuse when one says, "It won't, or can't happen here", but the reality is that it can happen! It can happen anywhere and anytime at work. What are you doing to help prevent it from ever happening?
There are two very important aspects to addressing your workplace security. Number one is: from the inside. Are you home-growing your own active-shooter through lack of a respectful workplace? (e.g incivilities, bullying, harassment, vengeful acts, and ineffective termination procedures.) Number two is: how hardened a target are your physical facilities? (e.g. ease of access/egress, hiding places, checkpoints, deterrents, and detections.) Where do you start to take stock; to see how vulnerable your place of employment is for workplace violence? Nagele, Knowles & Associates believe there are two essentials to complete. First and foremost, a physical facilities vulnerabilities assessment, and secondly, a cultural (inside) assessment of your people and their interactions from top to bottom. Both are quite doable — in just a matter of days the assessments will show you where you stand, and pinpoint where and how you are most vulnerable. Workplace violence prevention is a key part of safety planning in all industries and needs to be the focal point of an organization's culture. Denial is no longer excusable, according to Nagele, Knowles & Associates.
"The biggest excuse that businesses offer is that they're in denial and that 'it won't happen here', and it's not going to happen to them, because they may be in a remote location, or the vertical in which they operate is not vulnerable," says Robin Nagele, partner, "So whatever the reason is, I feel there is just a huge disbelief, so organizations typically won't devote financial resources to something they feel might not happen — until it's too late."
Another important element companies should pay strong attention to is situational awareness. By definition, situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or place. It's the comprehension of their meaning and the projection of their future status.
Overall, it's just a matter of understanding that we live in a very dangerous world, believes Mr. Nagele, and one needs to be intimately familiar with all of one's surroundings no matter where they may be.
Why is this so important? In the United States today, workplace violence situations are not rare. There is one happening, on average, every week in the United States. Workplace violence prevention is an integral part of safety planning in all industries. Companies can no longer afford to be behind the proverbial "8 Ball" on this issue, it needs to be a focal point of an organization's culture.
Regularly, the partners of Nagele, Knowles & Associates do a one hour broadcast on Reducing the Risk of Workplace Violence. Here is the link to the radio broadcast on which they appear every Saturday morning.
In addition to producing internet radio broadcasts and conducting vulnerabilities assessments, they've created an informational booklet, "Guide to Reducing the Risk of Workplace Violence: The Absolute Essentials." The booklet is used in the firms's workshops for participants to have a take-away. It's free to anyone who asks for one, and can be mailed directly to you on request. Simply contact the representatives at Nagele, Knowles & Associates at www.NageleKnowlesAndAssociates.com
Nagele, Knowles & Associates is a top-rated provider of workplace violence solutions, workplace culture and improvement accountability services, and leadership skills improvement programs. The company's intense desire is to help its clients create violence-free workplaces. They are deemed to be the gold standard.
For more details about the offerings, vulnerabilities assessments, Internet-radio broadcast shows, and booklet, please call Richard N. Knowles or email him at Richard@NageleKnowlesAndAssociates.com.
Contact Person: Richard N. Knowles Company Name: Nagele, Knowles & Associates
Company Address: St. Petersburg - Clearwater, Florida and Youngstown, New York
Contact No.: (716) 622-6467
Business Website: www.NageleKnowlesAndAssociates.com
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