Epic Business Solutions, LLC was started by Klea Wolz in response to a myriad of stress situations in the business world. Klea had been doing business consulting and accounting services for many firms in the past. During her master’s education in industrial/organizational psychology many cases were brought out where stress appeared to be the major component.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH) in 2015, there were 16,160 intentional workplace injuries by other persons1. Additionally, that year about 9% of reported fatal workplace injuries were the result of workplace violence2. The scary part is NIOSH admits that many of the incidents don’t get reported3.
No one wants a stressful workplace. It takes its toll on physical and mental health and relationships. Epic’s vision is to reduce interpersonal stress loads.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). Resource Table R4 (p. 2). Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, private industry, 2015. http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/case/ostb4756.pdf
2Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). All charts, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Fatal occupational injuries by major event, 2015 (p. 3) http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfch0014.pdf
3 Retrieved on 6/19/2017 from: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/ti/burdenandneed.html