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Workplace Violence Prevention



41 Mason Street, Unit 3
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-745-1627, ext. 401
Phone: 888-682-2224, ext. 401
Fax: 978-745-1856
Email: jboardman@hes-inc.org

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Workplace Violence Prevention


Peace of mind for employers, employees and customers


The team is comprised of licensed behavioral health professionals who have been trained in Workplace Violence Prevention. These seasoned clinicians are not only skilled at risk management, they are experts at policy review and staff training.


Program Elements


  • On Site Assessment*

  • Policy Review*

  • Physical Plant(s) Walk Through*

  • Staff Interviews *

  • Written Report with Action Items*

  • Workplace Violence Prevention Manual with reproducible materials for distribution *

  • Staff Training**

  • Ongoing Coaching to Management**

  • Follow Up Visit(s)**


* part of initial assessment fee by site

** extra hourly charge



Your liaison, Judith Boardman, is a registered nurse and certified clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing.  Ms. Boardman has over 30 years experience in mental health and substance abuse services. Familiar with many North Shore employers through provision of Employee Assistance Programming, Ms. Boardman has been with HES since 1978.



The Cost of Crisis to Your Business


The Grief Recovery Institute's 2003 Grief  Index concluded that grief costs American businesses over $75 billion each year:

  • death of a loved one - $37 + billion

  • divorce/marital woes = $11 billion

  • family crises = $9 billion

  • death of an acquaintance = $7 billion

  • money trouble at home = $4.6 billion

  • pet loss = $2.4 billion

In a recent report on Violence in the Workplace, the U.S. Department of Justice stated that workplace violence accounted for 18% of all violent crime from 1993-1999.


On the job..

  • 20 people are murdered each week

  • 18,000 people are assaulted each week

  • Homicide is the 2nd leading cause of death

  • Homicide is the leading cause of death for women


The cost...$$$$

  • 500,000 employees assaulted in the workplace, lose 1,751,100 days of work each year; 3.5 days per crime

  • Missed work results in $55,000,000 in lost wages annually, not including covered sick days and annual leave



Background and Experience


An affiliate of Northeast Health System, Health & Education Services, Inc. (HES) is a private, nonprofit, comprehensive, community-based, behavioral health network. Incorporated since 1970, we offer a continuum of mental health and substance abuse services to children, families, and adults who live or work in the greater North Shore and lower Merrimack Valley areas. Using a prevention model, HES also provides Business Tools for Wellness, which include:


  • Crisis Readiness and Response

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Experiential Alternatives

  • Work and Life Wellness Seminars

  • Workplace Violence Prevention



24 Hour Emergency Access:


In the case of an emergency during the night, on the weekends or on holidays, call: 978-744-1585 or toll free 866-523-1216.



Call or email for more information, pricing, or a presentation at your worksite.
Workplace Violence Prevention can be purchased alone, or as part of  a Business Tools for Wellness package.



For more information regarding HES Workplace Violence Prevention, contact:

Judith Boardman, MSNCS, Ph. D.
Health and Education Services, Inc.
41 Mason Street, Unit 3
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone:(888) 682-2224 extension 401
Fax:: (978) 745-1856
E Mail: jboardman@hes-inc.org



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