As employers and Americans, we are in the midst of a devastating trend. Active shooter incidents are increasing, with the greatest percentage occurring in commercial settings as reported by the FBI. Beyond these extreme incidents, the Department of Justice estimates that 1 million workers witness or are victims of violence at work each year. Given the frequency and severity of these violent incidents, we no longer can be so naïve as to think we are exempt from incidents of workplace violence. But with proper training and preparation, these risks can be minimized, and lives can be saved.
Under the General Duty Clause of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, employers must maintain a safe work environment free from recognized hazards likely to cause serious harm—even if no standard or regulation applies. That means under the OSH Act’s general duty clause, in the event of an active shooter or other incident of workplace violence, what a business does before, during, and after an attack may be subject to substantial scrutiny.
While no one can predict and stop every violent attack, there are certain critical steps every employee can take to minimize risks in this type of unthinkable emergency.
Join us on Wednesday, December 5 for a FREE webinar where active shooter incident readiness training (ASIRT) expert, and Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium speaker Hector Sanchez will share critical insights into what to do before, during, and after an active shooter situation and how to train employees to identify red flags and alarming behavior to prevent workplace violence in all forms.
You Will Learn
- How to properly designate responsibilities for before, during, and after a violent incident takes place
- Preventative tools, resources, and training exercises to help develop and evaluate ASIRT training for your organization
- The value of a dynamic approach and rehearsal exercises
- The risk you run if you don’t take a preventative approach
- And more!
Workplace Violence Symposium
March 14-15, 2019 | San Antonio, TX
Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2019 will teach attendees how to prepare their organizations for a worst-case scenario and mitigate the increasing likelihood of a workplace violence incident with actionable tactics for emergency response and crisis and risk management.
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The Essential Guide to Employee Engagement
When a gunman opens fire, statistical data predicts that on average nearly a dozen people will be injured and at least 3 will be killed. With the number of active shooter incidents rising, preventing workplace violence must be a top priority of employers across all industries. Management has a critical responsibility to equip their workforce with the tools and tactics to mitigate the potentially tragic impact of an active assailant scenario or other incidents of workplace violence.
To help you fulfill this responsibility, BLR® has created this exclusive Insider Report outlining the critical information around response plan preparation, employee training, and peer best practices so you best can position your employees for success—and survival. We hope this tactical playbook will help you minimize the devastating consequences that can result from being unprepared and help prevent incidents of workplace violence from occurring in the first place.