BEFORE YOU WIN IN THE MARKET PLACE, YOUR HAVE TO WIN IN THE WORK PLACE
Everyone should be able to work in a safe and healthy workplace. The Occupational Health and Safety Act sets out roles and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to workplace violence and workplace harassment, including developing and implementing policies and programs and providing information and instruction on these.
With workplace violence on the rise, business leaders have become more aware of protecting themselves and their staff. Pure & Applied Self Defence can address these concerns by providing corporate seminars and workshops tailored to the needs of most businesses and service industries including, but not limited to health care, real estate, sales, reception, night crews, customer service and restaurant employees.
Effective self protection is not only a practical and common sense necessity but it is also an important component in helping to ensure the long term profitability of your business as well as making your employees feel more confident, secure, and valued while at work and at home.
Violence, whether it happens within the workplace or outside of it, can cause considerable harm to employee morale, increase work-related stress, and decrease the overall level of workplace harmony, not to mention the potential human resources and compensation issues. Smart companies know that taking steps to keep their employees safe and healthy by implementing things like health and dental insurance, wellness programs, and on-the-job safety training is not only the right thing to do for their employees, but it's in the best interest of the company's own fiscal health, longevity, and success.
The risk of violence varies depending on the workplace, but is always present regardless of occupation. Perpetrators can be colleagues, contractors, clients, the public, suppliers, criminals, spouses or others attracted by the nature of the business you conduct. The nature and severity of the risk varies, however the consequences to both employer and employee are always significant.
In a recent study 54 percent of the survey respondents said that they would like to see education for all supervisors, 51 percent said that they would like to see education for all employees and 39 percent thought that an awareness campaign would be useful.
HIGHEST RISK WORKERS
based on percentages of rates of attacks
Health Care Facilities 39%
Factories & Office Workers 49%
Restaurant & Retail 20%