Train your staff for an active shooter situation.
Attack locations are unpredictable–in schools, government buildings, and churches, outside venues… and most often, where people work.
Is Workplace Violence More Prevalent in Certain Jobs?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are certain professions that have a higher percentage of workplace deaths due to homicide.
Workplace violence and active shooter scenarios, while more prevalent in higher-density urban populations centers and commercial environments, can happen anywhere and anytime. This dynamic rise in incidents of violence makes it necessary for business and community leaders to put proactive measures in place that decrease the likelihood of experience from occurring and reduce the impact if it does. Most companies do go to great lengths to protect employees from danger, such as fire drills, safety equipment, and extensive courses of safety instruction that encompass standard corporate procedures. Concerning workplace violence, however, most companies are unprepared and vulnerable.
OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires an employer to protect its employees against “recognized hazards likely to cause serious injury or death.” The principal issue in active shooter events is foreseeability, i.e., whether the incident was foreseeable to the company such that a business has liability. With the number of shootings on the rise, so too is the body of case law addressing the legal liabilities faced by businesses.
This course will focus on:
- What actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and when law enforcement officials respond to the situation.
- How to recognize potential workplace violence indicators.
- Describe actions to take to limit and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.
- How to manage the consequences after an incident.
Fulfills OSHA’s “Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.”