TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice
Michael Coupland, Rpsych, IMCS Group, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
Les Kertay, PhD, ABPP, FIAIME, R3 Continuum, Chattanooga, TN
Michael J. Levine, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Occupational Medical Consultant, Williamsburg, VA
The occupational medicine physician is the gatekeeper in the preparedness and response to threats in the workplace. This includes employees who display behavior that is deemed to be threatening, from the employee’s family members or significant others that bring domestic violence into the workplace, to nonemployee violence or threat of violence that impacts the workplace. This presentation will guide participants in developing a plan, starting with a preparedness audit for the identification, referral triggers, and the preparation and report responses for undertaking a threat assessment psychological fitness-for-duty referral. The Psychological Fitness for Duty Toolkit will be updated with threat assessment referral triggers, case identifiers, and referral letters and forms. A threat response section will present the interventions that may be required arising from a threat arising from a threat assessment fitness for duty or arising from other workplace triggers.