This activity should include reviewing medical, safety, workers’ compensation and insurance records – including the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injury and Illness (OSHA Form 300), if the employer is required to maintain one – to pinpoint instances of workplace violence. Scan police reports of incidents or near-incidents of assaultive behavior to identify and analyze trends in assaults relative to particular:
- Occupation titles;
- Workstations; and,
- Time of Day
Tabulate this data and include the frequency and severity of the incidents to establish a baseline for measuring improvement. Monitor trends and analyze incidents. Use several years of data, if possible, to trace trends of injuries and incidents of actual or potential violence. Include workplace evaluation considering the need for security improvements based on the type of setting and other occupational factors. For example, is money kept at the location? Is it operated round the clock, seven days a week? Is it located in a high crime area? This part of the assessment will look at building access, lighting, door locks, alarms, isolated spaces, etc.