This book contains practical, comprehensive, and effective guidance and advice on the issue of workplace violence. It is written in plain language and in a non-theoretical, reader-friendly format for quick and easy reference. Topics include the risk factors that contribute to workplace violence, as well as the effects of violence. The book discusses procedures for assessing threat as well as strategies for preventing violence and handling the consequences when necessary. It also examines situations such as domestic violence and the workplace and racial and sexual harassment and explains the new OSHA directive on investigation workplace violence.