The murder of two Virginia news journalists on live TV by a disgruntled former station employee creates a sense of vulnerability in all of us. How can good people, merely doing their jobs, lose their lives at work? Though incidents of fatalities are rare, the Roanoke, Va. violence reminds us that such workplace acts are not rare enough. In fact, there are 2 million workers per year who are victims of some sort of workplace violence. So what can employees and employers do to reduce this risk?
Imagine you own or manage 10 Jimmy John's restaurants. A handful of your employees place posters in your restaurants depicting identical sandwiches, where one sandwich is described as made by a healthy worker and the other as made by a sick worker.