2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

July 7-8, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST daily | Virtual

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Overview

If you thought COVID-19 would help prevent gun violence, think again. The Washington Post reports that 2020 was the deadliest year for gun violence in decades: “Shooting deaths in 2020 outpaced the next-highest recent year, 2017, by more than 3,600 (deaths).” And 2021 is shaping up to be no different. As of May 26, The New York Times reports that there have been at least 232 mass shootings across the United States since the start of the year.

With the recent active shooter incidents in San Jose, California, and Indianapolis, Indiana, gun violence continues to infiltrate and disrupt workplaces across the nation. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 120 reported workplace shootings in 2019, and while this number is down from the 160 shootings that occurred in 2018, it seems like 2021 is on pace to beat these stats. (Please note that the NSC has not released its 2020 findings yet.)

As a result of all the violence, some employers are turning to “active shooter” insurance policies as a means of protecting their businesses, but that’s not enough! In order to successfully protect your company, active shooter preparation goes beyond insurance policies.

You must train your staff on recognizing the warning signs and empower them to speak up if they think something is wrong. Your company must have a response plan in place, and employees have to be educated on how to respond. When it comes to protecting your business and its most valuable asset—its employees—preparation and response need to be top of mind.

Join security expert Hector R. Alvarez, MSPsy/CTM, for this timely, 2-day virtual master class, during which you’ll learn:

  • How to recognize the warning signs and indicators that an employee may be at risk for acting out in a violent way;
  • Preparing supervisors and managers to respond to concerning behavior;
  • Nonverbal communication strategies for communicating in a potentially volatile situation;
  • How to create a response plan to an active shooter incident;
  • How to evaluate the safety of your facility and use the information you have collected to determine whether you’re at a low, moderate, or high risk for security breaches;
  • What to do if your facility is inhabitable during recovery;
  • How to respond to employees and the community that were impacted by the violence;
  • How to draft an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300 log to document the incident;
  • And more!

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Agenda At A Glance

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Recognizing the Warning Signs and Indicators
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
BREAK
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Managing Reports of Concerning and/or Inappropriate Behavior
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Creating a Response Plan
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 1 Q&A
Thursday, July 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Security Measures to Put in Place to Help Prevent an Incident
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
BREAK
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Training Employees on How to Respond During an Active Shooter
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
BREAK
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Handling the Aftermath of an Active Shooter
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 2 Q&A