Why Tekton Safety Consulting?

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Over the years, I have been involved with several business startups and have enjoyed every minute of the process.  Well..almost every minute.  Approximately 9 months ago Jeremy Finkenbinder and Corey Clarkson approached me and asked if I would provide some business mentoring.  As I spent time with them, I realized two things.  They were individuals that could be trusted and …

The Top Seven Reasons Why Workplace Violence is NOT Reported.

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I recently read an article by Carol Fredrickson who is the CEO and Founder of Violence Free. She has some credible and interesting insight into why employees do not report workplace violence.  Its worth a share to you. Would your employees tell you if they were being harassed or threatened on the job? Here are seven reasons they might not report …

My Experience With A Workplace Violence Threat

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From 2013-2016, I worked as the Chief Operating Officer for a large engineering services company in a suburb of Detroit Michigan with a professional employee population of highly educated individuals primarily serving the automotive industry. Our North American employee population numbered nearly 1000 individuals with 75% of them based in the greater Detroit area.  In late 2015, I was alerted …

Workplace Violence. It’s Real.

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The tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida captured the nation’s attention a few months back.  Everyone remembers it because it was a highly televised event for days and the loss of innocent lives was shocking.  It brought my family to tear and caused me to recall my own experience in Littleton Colorado at the time …

Healthcare Industry: Number One in Workplace Violence

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The statistics are alarming. According to studies published by the April 28, 2016 issue of New England Journal of Medicine almost 75% of all workplace assaults between 2011 and 2013 happened in healthcare settings with the emergency room as the most vulnerable area.  Here are some stats gathered around workplace violence in the healthcare industry. 80% of emergency medical workers will experience …