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Barry Nixon

Barry Nixon

W. Barry Nixon is the executive director, National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence. He is certified in HR management, workplace security, anger management and trauma response. He publishes the Workplace Violence Prevention eReport, which is the leading publication on workplace violence, is a recognized expert who frequently speaks at industry conferences and has articles regularly published in major publications.

He has appeared on MSNBC, ABC, CBS and KCAL9, as well as international radio shows, and hosted the radio show, “Workplace Violence Today.” He is the creator of the award-winning website www.workplaceviolence911.com, the ultimate workplace violence prevention policymaker software. and is a past recipient of the distinguished designation “top security professionals by Security Magazine.” He served on the task force that created the Workplace Violence Prevention Standard by SHRM and ASIS International, served on SHRM Security and Safety Discipline Panel and is a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Workplace Task Force.

Nixon studied “general management” in the executive management program, University of Hawaii. He earned a masters’ degree in human resource development from the New School for Social Research, and his B.S. degree in business administration from Northeastern University. He also completed the advanced human resource management program at Babson College; certification programs in organization development at the National Training Laboratories; systems thinking at MIT; the workplace security certificate program from National Safety Council; and the highly acclaimed “Creating Competitive Advantage through Human Resources” program from the University of Michigan’s School of Industrial Relations.

Recent Articles by Barry Nixon

Broader Approach to Workplace Violence

With the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino, CA, fresh on people’s minds, workplace violence has received major media coverage, but little to no attention is paid to deaths by suicide even though rates in the U.S. have gone up considerably in recent years. Suicides claim an average of 36,000 lives annually, and, while most […]

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