WK6SEC315 – Workplace Violence


According to Ortmeier, more than two million incidents of workplace violence occur each year, including about 700 workplace homicides. When it comes to the security of human resources, workplace violence is a major concern for all organizations. In this assignment, you will use Chapter 5 of your Introduction to Security text and the Internet to research and then analyze a recent, specific workplace violence incident that occurred at the Henry Pratt Company. (1)


Write a 3–4 page paper in which you:

  • Summarize the Henry Pratt Company workplace violence incident.
  • Identify red flags present prior to the shooting.
  • Explain how the shooting might have been prevented if the red flags had been acted upon.
  • Describe how a workplace violence prevention program might have helped the Henry Pratt Company.
  • Describe the most important prevention elements to be included in a company’s workplace violence protection program.
  • Describe the topics to address in employee training on workplace violence.
  • Integrate at least three quality resources using in-text citations and a source list page in your assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.