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Every year there are 2 million work place violence incidents in the United States.   In 2016, 1 in 9 workplace fatalities were homicides as a result of  domestic partner disputes, disgruntled employees, revenge against management, mentally unstable clients or an angry co-workers. While the headlines capture our attention to tragic and unfortunate mass shootings at our nation’s schools, the reality is there are many more fatal incidents in the workplace.  They are less likely to be extensively reported and threats that are thwarted, are more likely to not be reported at all.  But, make no mistake, workplace violence with lethal outcomes are occurring at an unprecedented rate.

Unfortunately, according to a recent survey of nearly 900 companies by a large global IT company, 79% shared that their organizations were not fully prepared for a lethal workplace incident. In addition, 79% of the executives of these companies are more concerned about their employee safety today than they were just a few years ago.

Click to view lethal workplace violence incidents in the 2017/2018 headlines:

January 4, 2017 - Indiana Jordan's Fish and Chicken Restaurant Shooting

January 23, 2017 - Nevada Jared Galleria Shooting

March 31, 2017 - Chicago Nadia Fish Restaurant Shooting

April 24, 2017 - Dallas Dignity Team Health Shooting

May 5, 2017 - South Carolina Yangfeng Automotive Interiors Shooting

May 13, 2017 - Ohio Nursing Home Shooting

June 8, 2017 - Pennsylvania Supermarket Shooting

June 6, 2017 - Orlando Flamma Inc. Shooting

June 14, 2017 - San Francisco UPS Facility Shooting

June 20, 2017 San Diego Pharmatech Biotech Shooting

June 30, 2017 - Bronx Lebanon Hospital Shooting

October 18, 2017 - Maryland Business Park Shooting

October 19, 2017 - Advanced Granite Solutions Shooting

December 29, 2017 - Houston Mechanic Shop Shooting

December 29, 2017 - Long Beach Law Office Shooting

March 6, 2018 - Texas Church Shooting

April 5, 2018  - YouTube Corporate HQ Shooting

April 23, 2018 - Tennessee Waffle House Shooting

May 3, 2018 - Frontier Airlines Philadelphia Airport Shooting

May 9, 2018 - Beaumont Hospital - Dearborn Michigan Shooting

May 14, 2018 - T&T Food Mart - Houston Shooting