WorkSafe Initiative

Preventing Violence in the Workplace




 21% of full-time employed adults say they are victims of intimate partner violence. 


74% of that group said they have been harassed at work. 


Due to high medical costs and diminished productivity levels, it is estimated that intimate partner violence costs employers between $3-5 billion every year. 


Yet, 65% of companies do not have a formal workplace domestic violence prevention policy in place.



The Mary Byron Project’s WorkSafe Initiative helps business leaders become proactive about supporting and protecting employees who are victims of intimate partner violence and those who work with them.  



At the point where almost one-third of American women report being physically or sexually harassed by a partner at some point in their lives, it follows that domestic violence has very real implications for American workplaces. Domestic violence concerns employers because it endangers employee health and safety and negatively impacts company productivity. 


However, we understand that many companies and business leaders are uncertain about their role in this issue and want to respect their employees’ privacy. 


Our WorkSafe Initiative was created to help address this uncertainty and provide guidance, training and policy development support to business leaders like you. 



Click here to learn more about the WorkSafe Initiative. 



Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about bringing WorkSafe to your organization. | 502.618.5804 |


Kentucky Commission on Women-Workplace Domestic Violence Training

On August 7, 2013, the Mary Byron Project and the Center for Women and Families conducted a one-day training workshop aimed at responding to domestic violence in the workplace. In attendance were First Lady Jane Beshear, Kentucky Commission on Women Chair Madeline Abramson, commission members and Kentucky State Police. 

According to national statistics, homicide is the second leading cause of death for women on the job. In an effort to reduce that number, commission members will now pair themselves with state police public information officers and share their domestic violence training with community and business leaders across the Commonwealth.
Here are some pictures taken at Kentucky Governor's Mansion:

CLICK HERE to see myths and facts about workplace domestic violence.