At the Frontline: Security management consultant Felix Nater

A look at how businesses can prevent domestic disputes from turning into incidents of workplace violence

Are there any warning signs that security and other management personnel need to be on the lookout for?

Warning signs and risk factors are important components of workplace violence prevention training relative to employee-at-risk situations. Training in the non-traditional approach to preventing and mitigating the threat of violence is a multiple intervention strategy. Unless employees have an established creditable reporting system in place, warning signs cannot be linked to larger problems. It requires an analysis of the reports and supervisors who proactively pursue reports.

Review of the business policies, practices and procedures portion of the critical vulnerability assessment should reveal some business indicators and patterns of behavior and investments suggesting a need for concern.