A "Threat Assessment" is a determination of the propensity for violence of an individual. This is a unique pro-active approach which manages the case and helps to contain the escalation of possible dangerousness. Dr. Picore uses assessment data, current documentation, and monitors techniques of inappropriate behavior while she determines the level of risk and vulnerability factors. The profile includes the collection of criminal filings, field and computer record searches. This search may consist of background information such as address history, bankruptcy, liens, and judgments as well as other available information. Specific recommendations are included to guide management in the handling of the individual, as well as providing safety precautions. The conclusion of the report will consist of giving the degree of dangerousness of the individual to self and others. This will take the form of a grading scale of low, medium, or high risk for violence. Please refer to OSHA's guidelines that address the importance of implementing a threat management policy for your company. This policy should establish the protocol for handling the potential of workplace violence incidents.