How To Implement A Workplace Violence Program Your team is your most important and valuable asset. It’s essential to provide a safe environment to reduce the risk of potential harm to your employees and your organization. As the year winds down, now is the time to re-evaluate your systems and put new ones in place…

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Your Business, OSHA General Duty Clause, And Emergency Planning An emergency can occur at any location, at any time, under the right conditions. For a small business, an incident which damages an office, stops a factory, or endangers the workforce can create a financial crisis or worse. To direct companies to consider those factors, the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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Why Active Shooter Training Should Not Focus On Fear Written by: Jason Perry, Founder & CEO of Trident Shield Active shooter drills can be traumatizing, and as a result, don’t meet the intended purpose of saving lives in the event of a critical incident. Instead of drills that dramatize terror, rehearsals can foster the confidence…

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7 Steps to Achieve Workplace Violence Preparedness Part 5 of 5   Overwhelmed yet? If you have been following this article series on implementing a Workplace Violence Program and Active Shooter Training, you very well may be lost in the huge pile of information that you just learned about all the pieces that come together…

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Physical Security Equipment To Prevent Active Shooters Part 4 of 5   Now that you have learned about Workplace Violence Policies and Active Shooter Training, we are going to look at the options you have for adding physical security measures to your facility to prevent or mitigate an Active Shooter event.  The goal of this…

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How To Choose An Active Shooter Training Program Part 3 of 5   Policies and procedures, no matter how well-designed, are only as effective as the individuals tasked with carrying them out, which is why training is the second of the essential pillars to your workplace violence program.  In last week’s article, we outlined some of…

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Safety Policies & Procedures A Company Should Have Part 2 of 5   You have formed your Safety Team. (Miss this step? Check out this article to get started!) Now what? First off, great job in getting this goal off the ground! That is a huge first step and the momentum should continue to grow from here.…

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New Year’s Resolution to Help Avoid Workplace Violence Part 1 of 5   Ah, the fresh start of a new year.  It is everyone’s favorite time for a personal or professional ‘reboot’ to accomplish new goals over the next 12 months.  Typically, these resolutions are inward-focused, with people seeking to find better health, express more…

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3 Actions You Can Take If Your Employer Hasn’t Provided You With Active Assailant Training Active Assailant training is not yet required by law and therefore many employers have not taken the initiative to provide this life-saving safety training to their team.  As an employee in these organizations, it can be frustrating to feel like…

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