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Is Your Business Prepared for the Unthinkable?

Although many organizations and businesses have a workplace violence training available to staff, they are missing essential prevention and preparedness training.

 

The public is becoming more aware of active shooter tragedies at the workplace. Employers should prepare for any potential liability risks by providing their employees with proper training.

 

Is your firm prepared for a potentially deadly violent intruder?

 

Each week, on average, violent individuals murder 15 workers, violently assault over 11,000 and in total assault over 38,000 workers.  Per week.  Violent intruders in the workplace may originate from the public, clients, customers, current employees, former employees or domestic violence incidents that spill over into the workplace.

 

Do your employees know what to do if confronted by a violent intruder?  Are you proactive in preventing incidents and mitigating the harm a violent intruder could do?

 

The General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), requires employers to provide their employees with a place of employment that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”  The courts have interpreted OSHA’s General Duty Clause to mean that an employer has a legal obligation to provide a workplace free of conditions or activities that either the employer or industry recognizes as hazardous and that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to employees when there is a feasible method to abate the hazard.

 

An employer that has experienced acts of workplace violence, or becomes aware of threats, intimidation, or other indicators showing that the potential for violence in the workplace exists, would be on notice of the risk of workplace violence and should start a workplace violence prevention program combined with training and exercises.

 

Our job is to prepare you and your organization to meet the challenge of violent intruders.

 

We want you to recognize and reduce the threat if possible and should the worst happen, to have a range of choices available to reduce your chances of being injured and increase your chances of survival.

 

The National VIPS Violent Intruder Training prepares participants to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from violent intruder incidents.  Participants will learn:

 

  • How to identify risk factors for workplace violence.

  • How to recognize behavioral warning signs of violence in individuals.

  • How to create a customized workplace violence prevention and response program.

  • How to take immediate action to reduce injuries and to reduce the risk of fatalities by using choices taught in the training.

  • How to alert staff and others and how to give them second by second instructions that may save their lives.

  • How local law enforcement will respond and how to not be a problem for them.

 

Employers should mitigate against liability risks by providing their employees with proper active shooter/violent intruder training.

 

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