Workplace Violence Response

Protect Your Company from Workplace Threats

Workplace violence incidents remain a serious and expensive problem for businesses across the country. The annual cost of workplace violence is estimated at $4 billion each year. The problems resulting from a workplace violence incident are not limited to economic impact. It can lead to employees feeling unsafe at work and to increased absenteeism and turnover rate, and decreased morale.

Most workplace violence incidents are unexpected, so you need a security company who can respond at a moment’s notice. At Athos, we provide managed security services which help assess the threat and provide guidance. This means that when you call Athos, the officers responding to the threat have superior training to help de-escalate any possible confrontation, and provide the reassurance your employees need during a time of stress.

Learn the facts about workplace violence:

  • More than 1.7 million employees are victims of assaults at their workplaces every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Since 1990, an average of 1,000 people lose their lives each year due to violence on the job.

  • This number has risen from the 1980's, when about 750 people were killed at work annually.

  • Approximately 50% of firms with 1,000 employees or more have experienced at least one occurrence of workplace violence, according to a study by the United States Department of Labor.

  • Security magazine named workplace violence one of the top five concerns of the nation's leading security managers.

As a business owner, protecting your company and your employees is understandably one of your top priorities. Our team at Athos can provide the services you need to respond responsibly to a workplace threat. We're one of the most successful full-service security firms in the U.S., and we serve clients in a broad range of industries nationwide.

We are regularly called on to assist when:

  • Attempted robbery has occurred and employee morale and safety are a concern

  • A terminated employee has made verbal threats, or there is reason to believe the person being terminated could become violent

  • An assault has occurred on an employee by a significant other

  • There has been employee-on-employee violence

  • A customer has made threats

The Athos Group Advantage

Athos is made up of former Fortune 500 Security Directors, with federal and local law enforcement experience. In addition to our first hand experience managing workplace violence concerns,, Athos prefers to only utilize local law enforcement officers in these challenging circumstances. Security guards are trained to observe and report, – if an arrest needs to be made, they will have to call the police. Athos officers, on the other hand, have the training to de-escalate the situation and if necessary have the authority to make arrests.

Workplace violence issues are usually unexpected, and require immediate response from your security company. One of the benefits of using local police and sheriffs is that they typically have the ability to respond within a short time frame, helping you minimize the potential damage of threats of violence.


Athos offers temporary or ongoing facility security services in response to threats of workplace violence. It's important that you have a plan to respond to a crisis. Our team is ready to protect you, your employees, and your customers.

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