Preventing Bullying and Violence

  • 4 topics | 18m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course seeks to help employees understand the circumstances that can trigger violence in the workplace and to offer strategies for preventing the escalation of conflict. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in the US, there were 718 fatal injuries involving workplace violence in 2021, including 481 homicides and 236 suicides. This represents a 10.3 % increase from 2020, in fatalities due to intentional injuries. An average of 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes occurred in the workplace annually during the combined 5-year period from 2015 to 2019, which included 979,000 assaults, 186,000 aggravated assaults, 53,000 rapes or sexual assaults, and 46,000 robberies.Workplace violence can include a range of acts, both physical and non-physical, such as assault, stalking, bullying, robbery, and harassment. This course will help employees to recognize early warning signs of potential workplace conflict, the actions they can take to prevent situations that may lead to workplace violence, and how to respond to an aggressor. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Eastman & Smith Ltd., Please note, the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.


  • identify situations and behaviors that would be considered workplace violence
  • recognize early warning signs of the potential for violent behavior
  • identify how to respond appropriately when confronted by an aggressor in the workplace
  • identify how to recognize, respond to, and prevent violence in the workplace


  • Understanding Workplace Violence
  • Recognizing the Warning Signs
  • Responding to Violence in the Workplace
  • Knowledge Check: Preventing Violence