Workplace Violence Prevention is an ongoing process involving multiple intervention strategies. The Violence Interdiction Model (VIM™) is the process that integrates the organization’s capability to manage the workplace violence prevention program with a robust, agile and robust educated and engaged management commitment and employee involvement. It’s intent is to collaborate resources to address specific at risk situations, conditions and correct potential gaps and vulnerabilities and coordinate the effort in a seamlessly efficient and effective manner. Unique to the Violence Interdiction Model™ is its cost savings and measurable Return on the Investment (ROI) that effectively reduces costs through the use of organic resources in its day-to-day prevention efforts. By integrating, collaborating and coordinating resources and the efforts the VIM ™ process effectively and efficiently allows the organization to communicate and manage and execute their own programs with limited external intervention and limited business interruptions.
Thus, the Violence Interdiction Model allows organizations to integrate supervisors in the prevention function by insuring leadership plays a proactive role. Coordinating the effort increases alertness and preparedness. Assessment tools and other early warning tactics can be used to analyze and evaluate potential at risk situations and gaps and vulnerabilities before they become unmanageable workplace security threats. The main objective of the VIM is a timely response designed to minimize the adverse impact of workplace violence with measurable results:
Showing the value of involving the workforce as part of your workplace violence prevention and security solutions through increased awareness and enhanced security.
Providing technical assistance in assessing threatening behavior and defusing those incidents that could lead to aggression by employees or non-employees.
Providing critical assessments of your workplace violence prevention security plans and programs to insure they are serving your unique workplace specific wants and needs.
Helping the see the value of integrating & collaborating resources across functional lines to independently manage the workplace violence prevention and response plan.
Working as part of the larger but well coordinated emergency preparedness response to a Hostile Intruder or act of violence.
Helping create a team concept approach between your various departments to mitigate risk as part of a Violence Prevention and Response Mitigation Team.