Workplace Violence: Creating a Culture of Safety in Your Organization

Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in crisis management, active threat training, effective workplace violence program

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Every year, millions of American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2017, assaults resulted in 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities, according to Injury Facts®.

Workplace violence is a threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or disruptive behavior that happens in a workplace environment. From threats to physical assaults and shootings, acts of violence are the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. It can affect employees, clients, customers and visitors. 

Workplace violence can happen anywhere at any time. What matters is how effectively, accurately, and appropriately you choose to respond to the incident. 

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Active Shooter Training for Businesses

Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in crisis management, active shooter incidents, workplace violence incident

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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there have been 251 active shooter events in the United States between 2000 and April 27, 2018. The bulk of these events have taken place in open areas, educational spaces and the commerce industry. Even as the number of active shooter events continues to rise, many businesses have failed to take immediate action in educating their employees on what to do in this type of event.

At Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth, we believe that it is not enough to increase security. It is not enough to provide run of the mill active shooter training from an individual who is not an expert in the security space. Business owners and decision makers within the business have a duty to provide more than adequate training so that their employees can take a stand and know what to do in the event of an active threat situation.

If you are interested in how you can protect your employees, continue reading to learn more about active shooter training provided by an expert, as well as the benefits of receiving this training.

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The Legality of Active Threat Situations

Apr 3, 2019 8:41:56 AM / by Active Threat Solutions by Defense in Depth posted in emergency action plan, active threat, crisis management, workplace violence

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If an active shooter incident occurred, and your company did not have an emergency action plan (EAP), would your company be held responsible for loss of life, injury, or emotional trauma caused by an event? Do you have emergency evacuation plans and / or sheltering protocols? And, what happens after the event? Will you release a statement to the media? If so, who is the designated point of contact for your company and what should the point of contact say?

Pre and post-incident preparedness are important for your employees safety and because of the legal ramifications attached to active threat situations. If you can’t answer the above questions, your company may need help.

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Three Crisis Management Steps to Use In An Active Threat Situation

Mar 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Frederick Tessari posted in Emergency Response, emergency action plan, First Aid, crisis management

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Did you know, that in the event of an active threat, you can potentially save the life of your co-worker, friend, or family member if you know what to do between the time the threat starts and the arrival of police? The techniques taught in our Ten-Minute Medic course can prepare you to take action and save lives.

Continue to read on to learn crisis management tips you could use in an active threat situation, what an active threat timeline looks like and about a medic class you can take.

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"During active shooting incidents, 53% of casualties were wounded and 47% were killed."

- Federal Bureau of Investigation (2014)
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