Workplace Violence Primer and Update for the IH Webinar Recording

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 - Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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Lack of control over workplace violence can have severe consequences. Employee injuries and fatalities affect the workers involved and have far-reaching consequences for businesses and society.

Industrial hygienists must be aware of these workplace hazards and understand their role in identifying and controlling them to protect workers. This webinar presents the major concepts and definitions from the Workplace Violence Primer and Guideline for Industrial Hygienists published by AIHA.

Occupational safety and health practitioners and industrial hygienists who are not yet familiar with the significance of workplace violence will learn information critical to their role in the prevention of worker injuries. Human resources and security personnel will also expand their understanding of the problem and available protective solutions. Labor representatives will learn how workplace violence threatens their members and why it is an important area where more needs to be done.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Anticipate and evaluate workplaces for the potential of workplace violence
  • Define different types of workplace violence
  • Cite possible controls to minimize the likelihood of adverse outcomes of workplace violence
  • Identify workplace bullying and harassment and describe how it is linked with other violent behaviors


Dr. Thomas Fuller, ScD, CIH, CSP, MSPH, MBA, FAIHA

Dr. Thomas Fuller, ScD, CIH, CSP, MSPH, MBA, FAIHA has over 40 years of experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental management, public health, healthcare, nuclear power plants, labor organizations, biopharmaceutical labs, manufacturing, and universities. Dr. Fuller became interested in workplace violence while working for the Massachusetts Nurses Association on cases where patients injured member nurses. Still, employers were not reporting resulting lost workdays on OSHA injury reports because they did not consider a broken nose or arm by a patient in the psychiatric ward as a workplace injury. Dr. Fuller has worked on community outreach programs with local law enforcement agencies to help businesses better understand their roles in worker safety. He has taught Professional Development Courses on workplace violence at AIHce EXP and has been a member of AIHA since 2002. In addition to writing the Workplace Violence Primer and Guideline for Industrial Hygienists, Dr. Fuller has written on international travel security and safety.