July 31, 2019

Yesterday's brutal mass shooting at a Mississippi Walmart store which left two employees dead and a police officer injured should serve as a reminder that workplace violence can and does happen "here."

In January 2017 the WVPI's article relating strategies to preve...

July 31, 2019

A 24-year-old moving company employee has been charged with shooting five people, including four of his co-workers of a San Antonio, Texas moving company. 

Carol Brannon the mother of Maurice Brannon, 38, one of the workers who was shot stated her son on July 17, 2...

July 30, 2019

WVPI founder Kathleen M. Bonczyk has long advocated for employee assistance programs (EAPs) to minimize the risk of workplace violence by proactively addressing emotional, mental health, financial and other stressors that may lead an employee to become violent at work.

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July 30, 2019

Two people, both believed to be employees, are dead and an officer has been wounded inside a Walmart store in Mississippi.  

Early reports indicate the suspect who was also wounded was suspended after purportedly bringing a knife to work and showing it to...

July 24, 2019

On March 30, 2019, Bariki George, a 23-year-old employee of a United States Virgin Islands moving company was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in his employer's break room. 

A co-worker of George's at the Viking Corporation located in St. Thomas has been arrested...

July 24, 2019

We have repeatedly addressed the importance of implementing systems providing employees and other witnesses with a formal mechanism to report pre-event leakage of violent intent as a key strategy to mitigate the risk of workplace violence.

According to researc...

July 23, 2019

A bombing at a Philadelphia take-out eatery reminds us that workplace violence is not limited to active shooter episodes.

Surveillance video shows a possible M-80 explosive device detonating at the New Asia Restaurant on July 22, 2019. The bombing left a 19-year-old man...

July 22, 2019

The death toll is now 34 in last week's horrific workplace arson attack in Japan with another 34 injured, some critically.

It is being reported the suspect Shinji Aoba, 41, was "raging about theft" and held a "grudge" when he set fire to Kyoto Animations where 70 people...

July 20, 2019

On July 17, 2019, a jury convicted a 20 year old Casper, Wyoming man of two counts of aggravated assault after opening fire in March 2019 inside the Wyoming Medical Center (WMC) and threatening the lives of an emergency room doctor and a housekeeper....

July 18, 2019

A man burst into a workplace today in Kyoto, Japan and screamed “You die!"  He then set fire to the business, an animation production studio.

Photo (c) The Japan Times

Thirty people have been either confirmed or presumed dead in the fire. 

This savage attack dri...

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