"Inside Edge" Training Services

"Inside Edge" Training Services

Active Shooter / Workplace Violence Training

As a society, we are in unfortunate times in which we face the reality that employers have a responsibility (both moral and legal under the OSHA General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970) to provide a safe work environment for employees. The courts have interpreted this clause to require adequate protections against workplace violence. Out active shooter scenario training can help you fulfill this obligation.

In response to these rulings, PSLC has developed a comprehensive training program that covers topics for both employees and management alike to greatly increase their chances of survival should an active shooter situation arise. While the overall odds of an active shooter are low, the odds of encountering other forms of workplace violence are much higher, with over 2 million incidents taking place in the US each year. This training focuses primarily on preventing these incidents, but also includes how to handle them should they still occur.

After our training, your organization will be well prepared to deal with workplace violence and can develop a proactive plan to make your workplace a safer environment, which is a key component in increasing employee engagement and job satisfaction. Employee engagement and satisfaction pay for themselves by reducing turnover and increasing productivity. Ensuring a safe work environment and providing peace of mind are two large steps towards obtaining these goals.

Our Active Shooter/Workplace Violence Training covers the following topics:

  • Workplace violence is a growing concern
  • ACTIVE SHOOTER VIDEO: What would you do?
    • Run, hide or fight
    • Security Preparation
    • Situational Awareness
    • React safely
    • NOW is the time to THINK
  • OSHA General Duty Clause
    • What actually constitutes workplace violence?
  • Warning signs of trouble
  • Reducing workplace violence starts with understanding the four types:
    • Type 1: Criminal intent
    • Type 2: Customer or client
    • Type 3: Worker on worker
    • Type 4: Personal relationships (private life comes to work)
  • Warning signs of violence
  • Appropriate intervention
    • Reaching out for help
    • When should you be concerned?
    • What should you do when you witness disturbing behavior?
  • Identifying the four stages of violence
    • Anxiety
    • Argumentative/defensive
    • Verbally/physically threatening
    • Assault
  • Three signs that indicate workplace violence will escalate
  • Mental illness and the ADA
    • Mental illness awareness
    • Remember the ADA?
  • Policies and procedures
  • Termination the right way
  • Zero tolerance
  • Building conditions
  • What should employers do following an incident of workplace violence?
  • Odds of serious workplace violence occurring
  • Active Shooter Simulation (Onsite training ONLY)