Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention Certificate ProgramUAB’s Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention Certificate Program courses focus on the concepts of prevention through design and informed awareness and preparedness for instances of workplace violence. Workplace violence continues to escalate and employers, employees and customers must be prepared to act safely.
According to OSHA,
Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 4,547 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2010, 506 were workplace homicides. Homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace. [More...] However it manifests itself, workplace violence is a major concern for employers and employees nationwide.Course participants will find these high impact courses to be practical and immediately applicable to their place of employment.
Courses are offered totally online and instructor led, utilizing Canvas software. Each course is three weeks in length and includes Discussion Boards featuring peer-to-peer learning and direct instructor input, learning modules provided in Adobe Presenter format, virtual live classroom(s) and assignments/assessments. Following successful completion of all six courses, participants will receive a certificate of program completion.
This course presents fundamental concepts of workplace violence from a safety professional’s perspective. Workplace violence is a growing concern around the world and the potential for serious injuries or fatalities from workplace violence is high. This course will provide an overview of workplace violence history, definitions, types, myths, realities, indicators, warning signs, culture, reaction, recovery, training, policies and procedures. 1.2 CEU
SYSW 400A: FUNDAMENTALS OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
SYSW 400B: RESPONSE TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCEThis course presents legal and ethical ramifications for various types of workplace violence, active shooter response methods, and workplace violence assessment and de-escalation skills. Focus areas include the economics of workplace violence, organizational culture, training, policy development, the threat management team, case studies, and guidelines for active shooter response. 1.2 CEU
SYSW 400C: ADVANCED WORKPLACE VIOLENCEIn this course, the ASIS/SHRM WVP1.1-2011 Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention American National Standard will be reviewed in detail. Resources from OSHA and NIOSH will be discussed. National and international trends and responses to workplace violence will be reviewed. The student will come away with a comprehensive understanding of regulations and best practices that they can immediately apply in their workplace. 1.2 CEU
SYSW 401A: ADVANCED RESPONSE TO WORKPLACE VIOLENCEStudents in this course will become familiar with ‘lessons learned’ in preventing workplace violence in high risk industries, such as; healthcare, late night retail, taxi/chauffer industries, utility and education. According to the ANA – “The healthcare sector leads all other industries, with 45% of all nonfatal assaults against workers resulting in lost work days in the US. (BLS, 2006).” Recognition and prevention of bullying in the workplace will be discussed. Best practices in physical security will be reviewed. 1.2 CEU
SYSW 401B: CASE STUDIES AND BEST PRACTICES IN WORKPLACE VIOLENCEThis course takes a critical look at significant case studies in workplace violence. Best practices in workplace violence prevention from several high risk industries are studied. The student will be able to implement lessons learned from real life examples of workplace violence. These practices will be beneficial for any organization and can enhance the safety culture through workplace violence prevention through design. 1.2 CEU
SYSW 401C: DEVELOPING A WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROGRAMThis course will be the culminating experience in the Workplace Violence Awareness and Prevention Certificate program. Each student will apply accumulated knowledge to an individualized project. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have developed a workplace violence policy and workplace training program which can be used in multiple work environments to help reduce the incidence of workplace violence. 1.2 CEU
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