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Leslie Bonacum
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Strengthen Your Company's Line Of Defense Against Workplace Violence With CCH Shared Learning™

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 20, 2000) With well over one million assaults on the job each year, violence in the workplace, and the daunting financial and psychological costs that accompany it, challenge employers of all sizes, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of human resources and employment law information and software. To help employers create and maintain a safe workplace, CCH will introduce the next in the series of Shared Learning™ multimedia training products: Workplace Violence Prevention on the Internet and CD-ROM in the third quarter of this year. (For more information, contact your CCH Sales Representative at 1-888-224-7377 or visit

"Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention learning focuses on the employees and supervisors as every organization’s first, and most effective, line of defense against violence," said Steve Slater, CCH Human Resources Marketing Manager. "It delivers very practical, personal guidance to help employees and supervisors learn what workplace violence is, what their responsibilities are in preventing violence and how to react if a violent situation occurs."

Workplace Violence Prevention is the most recent addition to the Shared Learning training series, which combines CCH’s legal content and expertise with practical insights from the employment law experts of Jackson Lewis to deliver the most authoritative, convenient and engaging training today for employees and supervisors.

Shared Learning uses the power of interactive technology to blend expert commentary, real-life scenarios and interactive Q&A into an engaging learning experience. The definitive learning system, Shared Learning is the most convenient and cost-effective way for companies to train employees and supervisors on workplace violence prevention. Taken at the desktop, Shared Learning reduces classroom time and allows flexibility in the choice of training environment. And, with lessons that are self-paced, users can learn at their own speed.

Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention

The comprehensive training program presents modules for both employees and supervisors and uses a series of explanations, examples, scenarios and frequently asked questions to teach key points in an engaging manner as users learn about workplace violence prevention—what it is and how to prevent it.

Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention begins by identifying the wide range of negative behaviors that constitute workplace violence, including everything from veiled threats to physical assaults, and discusses factors both at work and outside of work that can lead some employees to violence. Going beyond the identification and reporting of violent behavior, the training also covers employees’ need to understand how to respond when they are exposed to violent situations to ensure their safety.

Importantly, the program offers valuable guidance to organizations in the creation of effective policies and practices that can help prevent violence, as well as minimize an organization’s liability for an incident. Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention helps employers establish an effective violence prevention policy, as well as prevention strategies covering how to make safe hiring decisions and how to maintain a fair workplace. The program guides organizations through the creation of workplace violence teams that can effectively respond to an episode of violence, and instructs organizations on effective incident investigation and management.

One of the most important features is the administration module, which supports participant tracking and recordkeeping. Shared Learning maintains a database with the progress of all users and generates documentation reports that capture information such as employee name, department and date of training completion.

Cost-Effective, Convenient, Customized Training

Shared Learning can even be installed on your organization’s own Intranet. Employers can customize both the content and web interface to personalize the message for employees. Training content can be created to match your work environment, including a personal introductory message from your organization’s leader to ensure that employees understand there’s commitment from the top for a safe workplace. On the Internet, Shared Learning can be accessed any time from anywhere a user has browser capabilities.

The Shared Learning Series

Workplace Violence Prevention is the second in a series of Shared Learning web-based and standalone CD-ROM programs combining CCH’s authoritative understanding of human resources and employment law with the benefits of electronic media for the delivery of effective learning at the desktop.

Sexual Harassment Prevention was the first in the series released by CCH. Upcoming series include Interviewing/Hiring, Discipline/Termination, E-mail and Internet Use and a Spanish-language version of Sexual Harassment Prevention.

System Requirements

The program can be customized to meet users’ needs and can be installed on an Intranet.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000
  • Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, or Netscape Navigator 4.5 or higher, or AOL 4.0-4.5 Browser
  • 32 MB RAM (64MB preferred)
  • Pentium II or III 233MHZ or higher
  • VGA monitor capable of 800X600 resolution
  • Sound card and speakers or headphones (optional)
  • 56K modem or faster connection to the Internet or network
  • Standalone CD-ROM version requires 8x CD-ROM drive or greater

Availability and Pricing

For more information on Shared Learning, contact your CCH sales representative at 1 888 CCH REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit the CCH Shared Learning web site at

Attendees of the Society for Human Resource Management Conference in Las Vegas, June 25 - 27, are invited to visit CCH exhibit booth #1030 for more information on the Shared Learning series or for a Shared Learning demonstration.


CCH INCORPORATED, Riverwoods, Ill., is a leading provider of employment law information and software for human resource professionals, including Human Resources Management, Pension Plan Guide, Employee Benefits Guide and Payroll Management Guide. CCH also provides tax and business law information in print and electronic form for accounting, legal, health care and small business professionals. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at The Human Resources web site can be accessed at

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Editor’s Note: Members of the media who are interested in complimentary review access to Shared Learning: Workplace Violence Prevention may contact Leslie Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or


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