Certified Workplace Prevention Violence Technician (CWPVT)
Professional Credential: Certified Workplace Prevention Violence Technician CWPVT)
(Note): Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.)
Although workplace violence is not a topic most of us want to dwell on, it is important to create a work environment that will lessen the chances of you being part of one of the horrible stories you've likely seen on the news. Workplace violence doesn't limit itself to the scenario of the lone shooter who walks into his workplace and opens fire. It can happen in the form of domestic abuse, terrorism, and physical confrontations. This course is intended for managers, supervisors, employees, late shift / night workers, hotel, resort and casino operations, fast food establishments, convenience stores and others type of service establishments who wish to better understand the complexities of preventing workplace violence as well as individuals and groups of people who are responsible for or who wish to establish workplace violence prevention initiatives at their work or agencies. Federal OSHA does not have a specific standard for this potential hazard but they can use the OSHA General Duty Clause 5 A-1 to enforce a safe and healthful work environment. Some States have enacted similar legislation include Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Tennessee and others. Course Content Includes:
Defining Violence in the Workplace
The Law and Workplace Violence
Factors of Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy
A Personal Perspective
A Safe Workplace
Reviewing Prevention Points
Violent Offender Profile
When Violence Happens
Responses to Avoid
The Company's Response
At the completion of this program students will:
Recognize and easily use basic vocabulary terms and definitions appropriate to a deeper understanding of preventing violence in the workplace.
Comprehend important general facts that will lead to a better understanding of the need for preventing violence in the workplace.
Define and understand the four categories of workplace violence.
Understand the basic steps to address the need for practice, guidance, planning, preparation, team building and dealing with disruptive situations.
Understand the four crucial steps in the planning process to prevent workplace violence: analyzing, filling the gaps, writing policies for reporting incidents, and writing plans to
respond in the event of workplace violence.
Comprehend other practical ways to prevent violence in the workplace.
Develop the ability to observe and better understand individuals prone to violence.
Understand how psychopathic bullies affect the workplace and how to deal with them.
Understand de-escalation techniques and methods in a hostile situation
This course will be valuable for:
Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals,
Safety & Health Committee Members
General Industry and Construction Personnel
Construction Managers & Supervisors
Training Managers Industrial Hygienists
Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam. A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.