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Safeguarding Cultural Properties by Stevan P. Layne

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Chapter 15

Workplace Violence Prevention

Abstract

Workplace violence prevention has taken several forms in recent years, with new language including “Active Shooter”, and “Domestic Terror”. Whatever you call it, workplace violence is often quoted as the number one concern by business executives from every industry throughout the country. Cultural institutions are no different. Although headline grabbing incidents rarely involve cultural properties, they do occur with regularity, especially in public libraries where persons not admitted to other facilities often gravitate. In this chapter, workplace violence prevention methods are discussed, including the development of staff awareness. A checklist of preventive measures is also included in this ...

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