The US Department of Justice reports that approximately 2 million assaults and threats of violence occur every year in the workplace. Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to " furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees".
You or your company could be liable if the appropriate precautions and training are not in place.
Our firm has worked for several years providing surveillance, risk and threat assessments, and protection for companies and victims of workplace violence in Arizona. We are now offering seminars on workplace violence custom tailored to what your company needs are.