Workplace Violence: Understanding the Risk and Possible Technology Solutions for Fatality Prevention

  • Room: 25 C
  • Session Number:104
Wednesday,September 21, 2022:10:00 AM -11:00 AM


Kenna Carlsen
Research Associate Work to Zero
National Safety Council


In the past 10 years, workplace violence has, on average, been the second leading cause of non-roadway fatalities in the United States. Despite this, it’s often overlooked as a significant workplace hazard. In this session, we’ll provide an overview of workplace violence trends and explore the situational and systemic risk factors contributing to violence. Next, we’ll explore the unique overlap between safety and security management and the importance of creating synergies between these often-conflicting entities. Finally, we’ll talk about promising safety technologies for violence prevention, along with their specific use cases.