Protecting HR and Our Workforce: A Violence in the Workplace Panel

May 7, 2019 at 1:25pm1:55pm
HRO Today Forum
MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Avenue

Oxon Hill, MD 20745

On February 15, 2019 a terminated employee at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois shot and killed HR manager Clayton Parks and an HR intern, Trevor Wehner, who had begun his internship that morning. A very tragic moment in a long line of tragic moments of unrestrained violence is a seemingly civilized world that has too many of these uncivilized incidents.

Violence in the workplace remains a real threat to America’s workforce. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately two million workers are victims of workplace violence every year and this number is increasing. Even more alarming is that homicide is the fourth-leading cause of workplace deaths. In addition to the human toll, estimates put the total economic cost of workplace violence at over $55 billion.

During this session at HRO Today Forum, a panel of esteemed HR executives will discuss best practices to protect the workforce, the organization and the human resources profession itself when violence intrudes into the workplace.

*Please note there is a cost to attend.