Hector Alvarez, CTM, MS
President, Alvarez Associates LLC
Hector R. Alvarez, MSPsy/CTM, is a security expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention and is a Certified Threat Manager™ by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He holds an MS in Forensic Psychology, a BS in Criminal Justice and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.
Alvarez has built over 25 years of threat management, security, domestic terrorism, and crisis management experience serving as a Security Director protecting one of our nation’s most sensitive critical infrastructures, to working as a city police officer and as a professional security consultant. He understands the challenges individuals and organizations face when addressing the threats of violence because he has responded to them.
Session 8 - Workplace Violence Prevention: Policies and Practices for the Proposed General Industry Standard
October 15, 2021, 9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
In 2017, California became the first state to require all healthcare facilities to implement protective measures for workers who may be exposed to violence. This also prompted California to become the first state to issue general industry workplace violence rules. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the rulemaking process has been put on hold, but this doesn’t mean employers shouldn’t prepare for the rule’s eventual passing.
The proposed rule defines workplace violence as “any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs at the work site,” excluding “lawful acts of self-defense or defense of other(s).” The proposal would also require covered employers to develop a workplace violence prevention plan that includes specific processes and procedures for identifying and preventing violence in the workplace.
In this session, you’ll learn:
• The steps to take to develop a general workplace violence prevention plan,
• Key provisions for training employees on workplace violence prevention,
• What types of records you need to maintain to remain compliant under the proposed rule, and
• How to communicate your plan to workers.