2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention

January 13, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST | Virtual

Day 1

January 13, 2022
12:00PM – 12:05PM
Speaker Introductions
12:05PM – 1:05PM
Preparedness and Prevention Primer: Understanding Your Legal Obligations and Limits under Federal Law

As a leader, you must understand your legal obligations and limits under various federal laws, especially when it comes to keeping your workplace safe. This session will uncover:

• Examples of legally permissible background screening practices, during hiring and throughout the employment life cycle, that can help employers detect warning signs of violence and take appropriate—legal—action to mitigate the risk of harm;
• How to ensure your employment policies and practices don’t violate the ADA or other federal employment laws but still comply with OSHA’s General Duty Clause;
• When you may require an employee to submit to a physical or mental health examination;
• How to effectively apply a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy;
• What to consider when developing no-weapons and substance abuse policies;
• Why it’s important for everyone to understand what could trigger violent outbursts in the workplace—and best practices to minimize the likelihood of violence in such cases;
• How an employee assistance plan can help troubled employees and be used as a tool to demonstrate your commitment to promoting mental health at work;
• 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
• 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.

1:05PM – 1:15PM
1:15PM – 2:15PM
Choosing and Evaluating Active Shooter Training: Beyond Run, Fight, Hide

Besides your legal obligations for keeping workers safe, you must also evaluate and determine which workplace safety training program would be appropriate for your organization. In this session, Alvarez will explain:

• The business impact and costs of not instituting comprehensive workplace violence prevention and active shooter drill training;
• The myriad factors to consider when determining which active shooter training to use in your workplace;
• How the size of your company, industry, and other factors come into play when evaluating training needs and resources;
• Setting goals and ways to measure the success of your active shooter training;
• Examples of tailored on-site training focused on the before, during, and after of any incident;
• The implementation of technology and practices focused on communication and guidance;
• How to ensure compliance with the ADA; and
• Examples of tailored programs addressing operational biases between domestic and international.

2:15PM – 2:30PM
1 Hour2:30PM – 3:30PM
Using a Data-Driven Approach to Reduce and Prevent Workplace Violence

To wrap up this informative training, Alvarez will focus on data-driven approaches for reducing and preventing a violent incident from occurring at your organization. You'll also learn how to:

• Perform a risk, threat, and vulnerability assessment on corresponding operational areas: campuses, buildings, offices, programs, projects, and tasks.
• Immediately address deficiencies on the assessment reports.
• 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.
• Comply with the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, Section 5 a & b.
• Grasp what’s being protected—both tangible and intangible assets; how such assets should be protected; who should protect them; and when they should be protected.
• Manage, transfer, accept, distribute, and/or ignore risk in accordance with best industry practices and compliance with corresponding laws and controls.
• Tangible and intangible red flags and the ramifications of business proactive initiatives.

3:30PM – 4:00PM
Q&A with Presenter

Have lingering questions about points raised during this highly instructive workshop, or want to revisit a fundamental concept or two from earlier in the day? Take advantage of this opportunity to get clarification from Alvarez before you wrap up for the day. And if you think of something after the event, be sure to join us on September 15, 2022, for the follow-up training: 2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Addressing Violence and Handling the Aftermath.

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