2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention - On-Demand

2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparedness & Response Strategies - On-Demand

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BONUS: Receive a FREE copy of our Active Shooter Response Kit with your registration. In active shooter situations, there are measures workers can take to limit the damage and to save lives both before and during these traumatic incidents. Print and display the posters in this kit to train and remind your workers remind your workers how to remain safe during an active shooter event.

2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparedness & Response Strategies - On-Demand

Now Available On-Demand.

Program Length: 7 hours

Although shootings with high-profile victims or multiple casualties make headlines, gun-related workplace violence frequently strikes on a much smaller scale, involving a single shooter and a single employee (for example, in a robbery).

Regardless of the cause or the number of people involved, these incidents generally fall into the category of “critical incidents,” and you can train workers to respond to them in ways that minimize the harm they suffer as a result.

Employees must be aware of the warning signs and as the employer, you must empower them to speak up if they think something is wrong. Your organization must have a response plan in place, and employees have to be educated on how to respond.

When it comes to protecting your business and its most valuable asset—your employees—preparation and response need to be top of mind. And this virtual Master Class will teach you how to prepare, react, respond to active shooter threats. Arm your staff with the knowledge they need today, to protect your business tomorrow!

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the warning signs and indicators that an employee may be at risk for acting out in a violent way;
  • Prepare supervisors and managers to respond to concerning behavior;
  • Utilize nonverbal communication strategies for communicating in a potentially volatile situation;
  • Create a response plan to an active shooter incident;
  • Evaluate the safety of your facility and use the information you have collected to determine whether you’re at a low, moderate, or high risk for security breaches;
  • Understand what to do if your facility is inhabitable during recovery;
  • Respond to employees and the community that were impacted by the violence;
  • Draft an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300 log to document the incident;
  • And more!

*Registrants will have access for 60-days from purchase.

2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparedness & Response Strategies - On-Demand


Day 1

1 Hour
Security Measures to Put in Place to Help Prevent an Incident

OSHA reports that nearly every business must have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place to ensure its employees can safely exit the facility in the event of an emergency. So, what types of security measures need to be put in place ahead of an active shooter incident?

This session will teach you how to:

  • Perform a risk, threat, and vulnerability assessment on corresponding operational areas—campuses, buildings, offices, programs, projects, and tasks.
  • Immediately address deficiencies on the assessment reports.
  • Evaluate the safety of your facility and use the information you have collected to determine whether you’re at a low, moderate, or high risk for security breaches.
  • Comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act 1970, Section 5 A & B.
  • Grasp what’s being protected, both tangible and intangible assets; how such assets should be protected; who should protect them; and when they should be protected.
  • Manage, transfer, accept, distribute, and/or ignore risk in accordance with best industry practices and compliance with corresponding laws and controls.
  • Spot tangible and intangible red flags and the ramifications of business-proactive initiatives. 

15 Minutes

1 Hour
Recognizing the Warning Signs and Indicators

Often, those who will commit violent acts exhibit signs and symptoms that may serve as valuable clues as to their state of mind and their potential actions. During this session, our expert presenters will discuss the many signs to watch out for among the workforce and how to strategically—and legally—address employees who may be at risk for acting out in violent ways. For instance:

  • What might repeated unexcused absences signal?
  • What steps can you legally take to get to the root of those callouts while complying with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act?
  • Or, what if someone exhibits poor hygiene, has a history of substance abuse, or is struggling with mental health-related issues? Could these be signs to watch for, and what’s the best course of action for addressing them without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

15 Minutes

1 Hour
Managing Reports of Concerning and/or Inappropriate Behavior

Organizations can no longer view workplace violence as an outlier, an unpredictable situation that doesn’t require preparation. OSHA can and does cite employers that fail to take steps to protect their employees from known workplace violence risks under the General Duty Clause, and a growing number of states are implementing their own workplace violence prevention requirements.

This session will help you understand how to manage and report concerning or inappropriate behavior. You'll also learn:

  • Strategies for creating the opportunity for employees to bring concerning behavior forward,
  • How to identify behavioral warning signs and behavioral indicators,
  • The importance of focusing on concerning behavior vs. concerning people, and
  • How to prepare supervisors and managers to respond to concerning behavior. 

30 Minutes
Day 1 Q&A

Have lingering questions about points raised during the first day of this intensive workshop, or want to revisit a fundamental concept or two from earlier in the day? Take advantage of this opportunity to get clarification from the speakers before you wrap up for the day.

Day 2

1 Hour
Legal Considerations and OSHA

Legal expert, Travis Vance, will kick off day 2 with an extensive overview of all the various legal considerations you must keep in mind when planning and preparing to prevent an active shooter incident at your organization. 

15 Minutes

1 Hour
Training Employees on How to Respond During an Active Shooter and Creating a Response Plan

It’s not enough to communicate to your workforce that you have an active shooter plan in place; you must train them on how to identify and react in their own right. During this session, you’ll learn strategies for delivering impactful active shooter training to your workforce. Uncover:

  • How to verbally communicate with someone who’s angry or frustrated or who exhibits signs of instability;
  • The role of listening in defusing a potentially violent altercation;
  • How to validate the feelings of those who are visibly upset and angry;
  • Nonverbal communication strategies for communicating in a potentially volatile situation;
  • What employees should do if they suspect an active shooter incident may be imminent;
  • What employees should be trained to do if a situation turns violent;
  • What to do once away from a potential or an actual assailant’s presence, including the reporting procedures to follow; and
  • Where employees should turn to report their concerns of threats or actual incidents—and the timeline they should follow for informing the organization and, potentially, law enforcement—about what has happened.

15 Minutes

1 Hour
Handling the Aftermath of an Active Shooter

Should an active shooter incident unfortunately occur at your workplace, you must be equipped with the knowledge to handle the aftermath. Your facility will need to be cleaned up and put back together, and your employees may require psychological intervention to help them mentally recover from these violent events.

In this session, you'll uncover:

  • Strategies for communicating an active shooter event to the media and other key stakeholders,
  • What to do if your facility is inhabitable during recovery,
  • How to respond to employees and the community that were impacted by the violence,
  • How to draft an OSHA 300 log to document the incident,
  • And more! 

30 Minutes
Day 2 Q&A

End the day by taking time to get answers to your lingering questions. Put your speakers' knowledge and experience to good use by asking for personalized advice on your own specific workplace issues.

2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparedness & Response Strategies - On-Demand

Travis VanceTravis Vance
Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Travis Vance, a partner at Fisher & Phillips, is dedicated to responsive client service and forming a partnership with companies to help tackle their most difficult and high-profile issues. Having gained a reputation as a professional and aggressive advocate for his clients, Travis has emerged as a thought leader in the field of workplace safety. His writing and interviews are followed closely by experts in the safety arena and have been featured in premiere publications such as Inc., Bloomberg Law, Business Insurance, The Washington Post, EHS Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

Vance is a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He has tried matters across several industries and various subject matters, including employment litigation, business disputes, and matters prosecuted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

He uses unique or outside-the-box approaches to counsel employers and owners on all aspects of employment law and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and workplace safety-related claims. Vance handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MSHA, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

Orvel RonkOrvel Ronk
Owner & President, Ronk Security Solutions, LLC

Orvel Ronk is the Owner/President of Ronk Security Solutions, LLC. He is a retired U.S. Marine Scout/Sniper and Small Arms Weapons Instructor. After serving 20 years in the military, he was the Security Operations Manager and Antiterrorism Analyst for the Dept. of Defense. He has also served as the Antiterrorism Program Manager, Contingency Plans Program Manager, and Active Shooter Program Manager for Marine Corps Installations-National Capital Region.

Since founding Ronk Security Solutions in 2017, he has written Emergency Action Plans, conducted active shooter training sessions, and serves as a security consultant for numerous businesses and organizations of various industries and sizes throughout the United States.

Kris SacraKris Sacra
Founder, AVERT Training and Consulting

Kris Sacra has diverse public safety experience with 23 years as a firefighter/paramedic with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. He is a member of the County's Joint Police and Fire Active Violence and High Threat Response Group. In addition, he serves as a rescue and medical  specialist for Virginia Task Force 1/USA 1, a national and international urban search and rescue team. 

In addition, Sacra has 19 years of law enforcement experience and works part time for the Augus ta County Sheriff’s Office, in the Shenandoah Valley. He has completed basic and advanced SWAT training and serves as a tactical paramedic with Augusta County’s SWAT team. 

As a member of the Fairfax County Active Violence and High Threat Response Group, he has assisted in developing protocols and response plans for high threat incidents around the National/Capital region. Sacra has developed and been involved with countless active shooter drills, and trained with numerous federal, state, and local agencies. He has also consulted with other agencies in the state on integrated response for hostile incidents. 

Sacra recently started AVERT training and consulting. The company educates civilians on how to react and respond to various types of active violence events. AVERT also teaches civilian trauma care that empowers ordinary citizens to become immediate responders increasing survivability to those are injured until first responders arrive.

2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparedness & Response Strategies - On-Demand


What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/system-requirements-for-attendees-g2m010003. You can also test your system by visiting https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting/get-ready.

2022 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparedness & Response Strategies

Credit Information

HR Certification Institute HRCI

SHRM Preferred Provider

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®)  criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

HR Certification Institute’s® official seal confirms that Business & Legal Resources (BLR) meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. This Program has been approved for 7.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
The credits expire 12/31/22.

Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 7.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at www.shrm.org/certification.
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/22.