2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath

August 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST | Virtual

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Overview

Think a violent incident won’t occur at your workplace? Think again! Violence has become all too prevalent in today’s workplaces, and no industry is spared. Preparing to prevent workplace violence will only get you so far; you must also be equipped with strategies for handling the aftermath of a violent incident. If handled incorrectly, it will have a negative impact on your company’s bottom line.

Case in point: a Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge (ALJ) found hospital management companies in Delaware and Florida exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence. The ALJ assessed a $12,934 penalty and ordered the companies to pay $9,600 in attorneys’ fees as a sanction for the bad-faith destruction of video surveillance evidence.

In the aftermath of a violent incident, your business may end up losing a few days or even weeks of revenue if it has to close its doors to repair, restock, or clean. Not to mention your organization’s insurance costs might skyrocket depending on the severity of the situation and how many people were injured or need to seek medical treatment or counseling afterward. And your organization could even be sued or issued a citation due to extreme negligence, which would instigate long-lasting fiscal and legal ramifications for your business.

You must also take your employees into consideration. In 2019, the DOL estimated that workplace violence costs 500,000 employees 1.2 million workdays every year and that $55 million in wages are lost annually. After a violent incident occurs, your employees will not be as productive because they are trying to recuperate and process the incident and could end up having to miss days of work.

Having a workplace violence plan in place is only half the battle. You must also have a plan in place that addresses what to do after a violent incident has occurred, and fortunately, Hector Alvarez is back to help you put that plan in place!

This training will teach you how to:

  • Develop policies and procedures to actually manage an event
  • Define Run, Hide, Fight more clearly and demonstrate common errors
  • Go beyond Run, Hide, Fight and look at actual process in your facility
  • Discover how to react if a serious event occurs in your workplace
  • Encourage movement to escape threats—and the communications channels your organization may want to use if violence erupts
  • Conduct open discussion for questions and thought sharing

Industry Leading Speakers

Agenda At A Glance

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
High-Impact Workplace Violence Simulations
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Break
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Beyond the Active Shooter: Addressing Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Domestic Violence in the Workplace
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Crisis Management Leadership: How to Handle the Aftermath
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A with Presenter