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Minimizing the Risk of Workplace Violence

The threat of workplace violence is real as evidenced by the approximately two million Americans who are the victims of workplace violence annually, according to estimates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Norbert Alicea, vice president of EAP+Work/Life Services at Health Advocate, and a licensed psychologist and premier trainer with over 25 years of experience in the EAP field, outlines the three key steps that can minimize risk – understanding, identifying, and managing threats – as precautions to protect employees in this article which originally appeared on

The Real Threat of Workplace Violence

By Norbert Alicea

The headlines cannot be ignored: It’s become all too common to read or hear a news report about tragic incidents of violence in the workplace.

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About the Author
Norbert “Bert” Alicea, MA, CEAP, is vice president of EAP+Work/Life Services at Health Advocate. Alicea is a licensed psychologist and premier trainer with over 25 years of experience in the EAP field. He has a specialization with executive coaching and management consultations in assisting with difficult workplace situations and also conducts corporate training locally and on a national level on topics including Harassment Awareness; Violence Prevention; Drug Free Workplace; DOT Compliance Training; and EAP Supervisor Training for High-Impact Referrals.


Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Alicea will be a featured presenter at the Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective scheduled for December 5, 2017 in Philadelphia. In his presentation, Human Resource Obligations of Workplace Violence, he’ll review Incidents involving violence, threats of violence, and other misconduct due to domestic issues, volatile employees, and other causes that are all too common in the workplace.

Conference attendees will come to understand the potential impact of violence on organizations, their employees, and overall workplace culture, while learning how to identify, report, investigate, and possibly prevent violent incidents and related misconduct involving employees, as well as how to appropriately respond to address this critical issue. Alicea will also discuss available resources to help HR leaders manage these issues within the workplace.

Learn more and register for Workplace Violence: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.


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