The USDA Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention and Response

The USDA has created the ‘Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention and Response’, an overview guide for all USDA employees that explains what workplace violence is and provides tools and resources for preventing or responding to workplace incidents. It does not establish policy or regulations on workplace violence but rather serves to educate employees on the issue.

Topics covered in the Handbook include:

§         What is Workplace Violence?

§         Responsibilities

§         Prevention of Workplace Violence

§         Responding to Violent Incidents

§         Identifying Potentially Violent Situations

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