Issue 133 – March 2023
Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Training and Resources
Sadly, active shooter incidents are not uncommon. According to a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 2021 report, active shooter events in the United States are rising. In 2021 alone, the FBI designated 61 active shooter events. FBI active shooter incident data reveals an upward trend. The number of active shooter incidents identified in 2021 represents a 52.5 percent increase from 2020 and a 98.6 percent increase from 2017. Being prepared for an active shooter is crucial, as these incidents can happen at any time and location. Of the 61 shootings that occurred in 2021, three occurred on government properties, and two of the three shooters were employees.
Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening behavior that occurs at the workplace. It is essential for employers to have policies and procedures in place to prevent workplace violence, including training employees on how to recognize and report potential threats. To that end, the Authority has several active shooter training offerings and a Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Plan template for members to use.
Classroom and Virtual Classroom Training
Workplace Violence: From Threats to Active Shooters with Dr. Steve Albrecht
This 2-hour classroom training is designed to lay a critical foundation for providing a safe work environment. Factors that lead to violence, perpetrators of workplace violence (including external and internal contacts), acts of workplace violence, organizational factors that promote violence, and response protocols will be presented. The last hour of this training is presented in a format specifically designed for managers and supervisors. All general employees will be dismissed before the last hour begins. A virtual option is also available for this session.
Workplace Violence Awareness with Delwin Lampkin
This 2-hour class offers ways to help manage disruptive and aggressive behavior in the workplace. Workplace violence training will help reduce disruptive incidents, prevent workplace violence, lower the risk of injury, improve workplace relations, and reduce liability exposure. Create a safer work environment and decrease the chance of workplace violence in your organization. A virtual option is also available for this session.
Online Training (E-Learning)
Acts of extreme violence have become all too common in today’s workplace. This online video training course demonstrates how to survive an active shooter situation and the best options to improve survival. Viewers see examples of ways to increase their chance of survival in the case of an active shooter in the workplace. This course shows learners how to evacuate, hide, and work with law enforcement during an active shooter incident. Use this training to educate employees about the best ways to protect themselves in the event of an active shooter.
If you would like to attend a training, contact your agency’s training registrar. If you have questions about the Workplace Violence Prevention Policy and Plan template, contact your regional senior risk manager.< Back to Full Issue Print Article