2021 Workplace Violence
Virtual Master Class:
Preparing and Prevention
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST | VirtualRegister Today
In response to the recent mass shootings in Colorado, Georgia, and California, President Joe Biden recently announced six Executive Orders aimed at curbing gun violence across the United States.
USA Today recently reported that the president will also “direct the Justice Department to publish model ‘red flag’ legislation for states that want to enact laws that enable family members or members of law enforcement to petition for court order to temporarily bar people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others.”
While these changes have been a long time coming, the threat of workplace violence continues to remain top of mind for all HR and safety professionals. Obviously, the safety of your workers should be your number one priority, but you should also take into consideration the financial implications violence has on your company’s bottom line.
According to Rave Mobile Safety, workplace assaults account for $121 billion in annual losses. Consider these other consequences as well:
• Domestic violence issues that are brought to the workplace cost nearly $727 million in lost productivity.
• Workplace catastrophes such as violent incidents have caused publicly traded companies to lose close to 8% in shareholder value.
• Lawsuits associated with workplace violence cost companies an average of $500,000 for out-of-court settlements.
Workplace violence can take on many forms, from bullying and harassment to domestic violence and active shooters, but one thing is certain: planning and prevention can help curb workplace violence, on top of saving your company thousands of dollars and countless lives.
This intensive 1-day event will teach you the ins and outs of preparing to prevent violent incidents from occurring at your workplace. You’ll also learn:
• Legal obligations under federal law, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and others;
• How to effectively apply a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy;
• What to do if you learn an employee or someone else who could potentially gain access to your workplace has made a threat of violence on social media or by other means;
• The business impact and costs of not instituting comprehensive workplace violence prevention and active shooter drill training;
• How to choose the right active shooter training that best meets your company’s needs;
• 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;
• Examples of workplace safety deficiencies involving alarms, exits, lights, and more that could lead to legal liability if a violent attack occurs in your workplace;
• And so much more!
Agenda At A Glance
|Tuesday, May 25, 2021|
Preparedness and Prevention Primer: Understanding Your Legal Obligations and Limits under Federal Law
Choosing and Evaluating Active Shooter Training: Beyond Run, Fight, Hide
Using a Data-Driven Approach to Reduce and Prevent Workplace Violence
Q&A with Presenter