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Violence in the workplace

Workplace aggression and violence aren’t as rare as you might think. There are more than 300 incidents per year in Oregon.

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about violence in the workplace.

Workplace violence: Can it happen where you work? [pdf]

Active shooter: What you can do (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security)  
Interactive, online training for individuals, managers, and employees on how to prepare for and respond to an active shooter situation.

Companion booklet to the online training, includes advice for training your staff and identifying potential threats in the workplace.

Quick reference guide for how to respond to an active shooter situation. (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security)

Workplace violence (OSHA)
Learn to assess the hazards in different settings and develop workplace violence prevention plans.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event
Dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace and educates on how to respond. (Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing.)

Active shooter preparedness: a guide to controlling risk (Oregon Department of Administration Services) [PDF]
Quick tips and links to additional resources for how to respond to an active shooter event.


Video library

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Violence on the job | GENSAFE-5
    27 minutes | This video discusses practical measures for identifying risk factors f … Read more
  • Workplace violence: first line of defense | GENSAFE-10 (English/Spanish/French)
    30 minutes | As the second leading cause of workplace death, violence represents a … Read more
  • Violence in the workplace | GENSAFE-11
    10 minutes | Train your staff to avoid or diffuse potentially violent behavior by r … Read more
  • Violence in the workplace | GENSAFE-63 (English) GENSAFE-64 (Spanish)
    10 minutes | Workplace deaths due to violence rank second only to vehicular acciden … Read more