Gun violence in the workplace can be prevented by implementing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. This program should include policies and procedures for identifying, reporting, and responding to threats of violence as well as training for staff and employers. Employers should also have systems in place to restrict access to firearms, such as metal detectors or locked storage areas. Additionally, employers should provide mental health resources for employees who may be struggling with stress or other issues that could lead to violence.
Mental health programs such as counseling, support groups, and crisis hotlines can help employees cope with stress or other issues that may lead to violence. Additionally, employers can provide trainings on workplace violence prevention, signs of potential violence, and steps to take if an incident occurs. Finally, employers should have systems in place to quickly respond to incidents of violence and provide support for affected employees.