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.