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2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

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2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

Wednesday, July 7 – Thursday, July 8, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific

If you thought COVID-19 would help prevent gun violence, think again. The Washington Post reports that 2020 was the deadliest year for gun violence in decades: "Shooting deaths in 2020 outpaced the next-highest recent year, 2017, by more than 3,600 (deaths)." And 2021 is shaping up to be no different. As of May 26, The New York Times reports that there have been at least 232 mass shootings across the United States since the start of the year.

With the recent active shooter incidents in San Jose, California, and Indianapolis, Indiana, gun violence continues to infiltrate and disrupt workplaces across the nation. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 120 reported workplace shootings in 2019, and while this number is down from the 160 shootings that occurred in 2018, it seems like 2021 is on pace to beat these stats. (Please note that the NSC has not released its 2020 findings yet.)

As a result of all the violence, some employers are turning to "active shooter" insurance policies as a means of protecting their businesses, but that's not enough! In order to successfully protect your company, active shooter preparation goes beyond insurance policies.

You must train your staff on recognizing the warning signs and empower them to speak up if they think something is wrong. Your company 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—its employees—preparation and response need to be top of mind.

Join security expert Hector R. Alvarez, MSPsy/CTM, for this timely, 2-day virtual master class, during which you'll learn:

  • How to recognize the warning signs and indicators that an employee may be at risk for acting out in a violent way;
  • Preparing supervisors and managers to respond to concerning behavior;
  • Nonverbal communication strategies for communicating in a potentially volatile situation;
  • How to create a response plan to an active shooter incident;
  • How to 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;
  • 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 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300 log to document the incident;
  • And more!

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (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, Alvarez 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)?


1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (15 Minutes)
BREAK

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (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.


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (15 Minutes)
BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1 Hour)
Creating a Response Plan

If an active shooter incident occurs, employees need to know what to do. Every workplace is different, but basic response plans should include a process for locking down the worksite, isolating the armed individual to the extent possible, and contacting authorities. This session will help you implement an active shooter response plan.

You'll also learn how to:

  • Make the most out of mass notification systems.
  • Review why utilizing “templates” can be problematic.
  • Differentiate between "options based" vs. "locking down" and what the “best” approach is.
  • Create the opportunity for employees to empower themselves.


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30 Minutes)
Day 1 Q&A

Still have 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? Use this time to get clarification from the speaker before you wrap up for the day.


Day 2: Thursday, July 8, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (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.


1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (15 Minutes)
BREAK

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (1 Hour)
Training Employees on How to Respond During an Active Shooter

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.


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (15 Minutes)
BREAK

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (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 much more


3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (30 Minutes)
Day 2 Q&A

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

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

Speakers

Hector R. AlvarezHector R. Alvarez, MSPsy/CTM, is a security expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention and is a Certified Threat Manager™ by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He holds an MS in Forensic Psychology, a BS in Criminal Justice and is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Alvarez has built over 25 years of threat management, security, domestic terrorism, and crisis management experience serving as a Security Director protecting one of our nation's most sensitive critical infrastructures, to working as a city police officer and as a professional security consultant. He understands the challenges individuals and organizations face when addressing the threats of violence because he has responded to them.

In addition, Alvarez has helped organizations recover from significant incidents of violence, was a responder to both the Loma Prieta Earthquake and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Alvarez has personally assessed and/or responded to thousands of potentially violent situations, developed numerous violence prevention programs, and trained tens of thousands of employees and managers in the areas of crisis intervention, active shooter response, violence prevention, domestic terrorism, and emergency management.

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

FAQ

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.

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Active Shooter Preparation and Response Strategies

SAFETY CREDIT INFORMATION: This webinar qualifies for 0.5 Recertification Points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, 1 CMP credit for CHMMs, and eligible for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this webinar (please note that webinar participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements to have their educational credits approved for credit).

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CREDIT INFORMATION: HRCI® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that BLR®—Business & Learning Resources meets the criteria for preapproved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.”

This program has been approved for (7) (HR (General)) recertification credit Approved Provider toward aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HRCI.”
These credits expire 07/07/2021.

BLR®—Business & Learning Resources is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for (7) PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.”
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/21.