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Workplace Violence Prevention Bootcamp: Employment Screening, Gun Control, and Policy Updates to Reduce Risk and Liability - On-Demand

Workplace Violence Prevention Bootcamp: Employment Screening, Gun Control, & Policy Updates to Reduce Risk & Liability - On-Demand

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Workplace Violence Prevention Bootcamp: Employment Screening, Gun Control, and Policy Updates to Reduce Risk and Liability - On-Demand

Virtual Workshop now available On-Demand.


VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SNAPSHOT: Use this full-day on-demand bootcamp of back-to-back webinars focused on workplace violence prevention and what you can do to prevent attacks from occurring in your organization.



Across the US, over 1.7 million people per year are harmed in attacks of workplace violence, with an average of 700 homicides annually. Incidents like the UPS warehouse shooting earlier in June 2017, or the Orlando man who shot and killed five at his workplace that same month, are becoming startlingly frequent. And while some fields of work—like healthcare or overnight retail—may be more susceptible to workplace violence, no job or place of employment is immune to these worst-case scenarios.

And then there is workplace bullying and harassment, which continues to plague American workplaces. The EEOC recently reported that nearly one-third of the 90,000 charges of discrimination received last fiscal year included workplace harassment, including sexual harassment.

Employers are responsible under the General Duty Clause, and perhaps other federal and local laws, to work to protect their employers from these incidents. An effective workplace violence prevention plan and appropriate training of staff could make a critical difference in injury prevention, liability reduction, and even survival. Attendees of this timely and essential boot camp will learn the training and strategies they need to keep their employees safe.

During this one-day comprehensive on-demand training, you’ll learn:

  • How employment screening practices, security perimeters and workforce training can minimize workplace violence risks
  • How to balance employee protection from weapons while respecting legal bounds under states’ gun control and concealed-carry laws
  • How to design your own workplace prevention plan and integrate policies and recordkeeping protocols
  • The warning signs of domestic violence in your employees and prepare an appropriate and legal prevention and response strategy

Full Agenda

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‘It Didn’t Need to Happen’: How Employment Screening Practices, Security Perimeters, and Workforce Training Can Minimize Workplace Violence Risks and Liability
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Presented by: Marilyn Moran, Attorney at Law, FordHarrison 

Workplace violence isn’t always preventable, but there are many things employers can do to minimize their risks. Using examples ripped from the headlines, this session will examine what employers facing negligent hiring and other legal claims might have done differently to minimize the threat of violent acts from taking place in their warehouses, offices, and other work locations. Our presenters will shed light on the importance of pre-hire employment screening practices, setting up and maintaining sound security perimeters as well as entry and access points, and training employees on how to handle a situation where someone requests entry who isn’t authorized for access.

You’ll learn:

  • How to take full advantage of pre-employment screening practices permitted under the law
  • Recommendations on the types of pre-screening practices that may help weed out prospective hires at risk to commit violent acts
  • When an employer’s inaction or inadequate action in the vetting process could lead to negligent hiring and other legal claims
  • Examples of preventable security breaches that resulted in employer liability
  • Training tips to ensure that employees know who not to let into the building
  • And more 


Packing Heat: Your Organization’s Duty to Ensure Worker Safety While Respecting Legal Bounds Under States’ Gun Control and Concealed-Carry Laws
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jeffrey Zisner, CPP, President & CEO, AEGIS Security & Investigations Inc.

Does your state law prevent your company from banning employees from bringing weapons onto the premises? Currently, dozens of state laws provide some sort of employee protection when taking guns to work. How far, though, do those rights extend? This session will explore the types of protections to which workers are entitled for exercising their right to carry a gun on your property under applicable state laws, and what you can do to ensure that they comply with your internal policies designed to maintain a safe, healthful work environment.

You’ll learn:

  • Mistakes employers have made that increased their liability for violating employees’ rights under state-based concealed-carry laws
  • Legal steps to take if employees overstep the rights afforded to them under such laws
  • How state gun control laws factor into organizational security-risk policy development


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Break: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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Domestic Violence: An Employer’s Role in Minimizing What Potentially Could Be Your Most Clear-and-Present Danger
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Presented by: Johnny Lee, Director, Peace@Work; President, ePanicbutton, LLC

Following a National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently noted that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men were victims of physical violence, stalking, or sexual violence by an intimate partner. With the CDC classifying intimate partner violence (IPV) as widespread, workplaces are particularly vulnerable targets for vengeful, jealous, unstable, or angry individuals seeking to harm their partners—and anyone who gets in their way. It’s highly likely that the perpetrator will know where the victim works, what time he or she arrives and leaves the office, as well as other details about the workplace’s layout and security perimeter. It’s important for employers to recognize the warning signs of IPV and to be prepared with appropriate IPV prevention and response-based strategies. This session will focus on:

  • The many signs of domestic violence
  • IPV prevention and intervention policy essentials
  • How to train supervisors and managers to respond to situations involving domestic violence—and what they should be looking for even if no one complains about their fears
  • What to do if an employee complains about being harassed or stalked
  • Your legal responsibilities and rights when a protective order has been issued
  • Steps you can take protect employees from a violent attack at the hands of a domestic violence offender


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Break: 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
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Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Workshop: Designing and Updating Essential Policies, Recordkeeping, and Response Strategies
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Presented by: Jim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA, Director, Security Services, Seattle Children’s

Every workplace must be prepared at all times for incidents of workplace violence. Under OSHA’s general duty clause, you have a fundamental duty to protect your employees—and your premises—from threats of violence. During this intensive session, you’ll learn how to evaluate what to include in your organization’s workplace violence prevention plan, based on your industry, worksite(s), and work environment.

You’ll learn:

  • Who should manage and maintain the organization’s workplace violence prevention policy and who will serve as the internal investigator of incidents, such as bullying or harassment, which could escalate into workplace violence
  • The many moving parts of assessing your workplace to determine potential threats, including the nature of the work performed, who you employ, and who your workers interact with on a daily basis, the physical work environment, including building ingress/egress and occupancy characteristics, and more
  • Essential workplace violence prevention procedures to include in your policy
  • What your employee training on your workplace violence prevention policy should include
  • Notification hierarchies and who should be where—when possible—when law enforcement arrives in the event workplace violence occurs

About Your Presenters

Johnny LeeJohnny Lee
Director, Peace@Work
President, ePanicbutton, LLC

Johnny Lee is the Director of Peace@Work, an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence in and through the workplace.  He is also the President of ePanicButton, LLC which provides a desktop software duress alarm program. His previous experience includes his role as the Training Director for the UNC-Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center’s PREVENT program, delivering a national violence prevention training program. He was previously also the Workplace Violence Specialist for the Office of State Personnel in Raleigh, North Carolina.  His responsibilities included consulting state agencies on the development and revision of their workplace violence programs. Previously, as the Victim Services Coordinator for the Asheville Police Department, he delivered assistance to victims from the crime scene. 


Marilyn MoranMarilyn Moran
Attorney at Law
FordHarrison

Marilyn G. Moran has been representing employers for over 15 years as a trusted advisor and experienced litigator. She is passionate about learning her clients’ businesses from the ground up and working with management to solve problems and implement smart business solutions as efficiently as possible. Marilyn provides advice and training to employers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, non-competition agreements, executive compensation issues, and reductions in force. She also helps employers navigate the process of accommodating employees with disabilities under the ADA and managing employee leave under the FMLA and USERRA.


Jim SawyerJim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA
Director, Security Services
Seattle Children’s

Jim Saywer has over 40+ years working in Security Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital and has a Bachelor degree in Society in Justice. He is a certified instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, member and presenter with Homeland Security, President and Past President with the (WSCPA) WA State Crime Prevention Association, along with being a Board member with this association for over 20 years. Jim instructs on-going classes for Seattle Children’s Hospital staff on Workplace Violence, Personal safety, and began an in-house self-defense course for women team.


Jeffrey ZisnerJeffrey Zisner, CPP
President & CEO
AEGIS Security & Investigations Inc.

Mr. Zisner is a recognized security industry expert with over 10 years of experience in the security and investigations industry. He is a Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Security instructor, private investigator, ASIS certified protection professional, and a coordinator through the FBI’s Infragard Commercial Facilities Sector. As a result of his dedication to Infragard’s mission and his production of high-quality training workshops, Mr. Zinser was awarded the National Infragard Rookie of the Year Award 2012.

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