America watched in horror last month as a former news anchor shot two of his former colleagues on live television. As the story unfolded, we learned that the shooter had exhibited behavioral problems at work for years. According to OSHA, nearly 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year. This staggering statistic and the recent tragedies emphasize the importance of addressing workplace violence. In Ohio, employers have a duty to protect their employees and to furnish a safe workplace. Minimizing the risk of workplace violence starts from the very beginning with pre-employment screening. In addition, employers should consider adopting procedures for handling an active shooter situation, and implement an emergency plan and evacuation procedures. Managers should also receive training on how to recognize the warning signs of potentially troubled employees.
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