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2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention

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2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific

BONUS: Receive a FREE copy of our helpful Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit with your registration.
Contains 6 free templates, including editable workplace policies, factors & controls checklist, incident log forms and more! Position your company for safety success by using our customizable downloads to raise safety awareness in your workplace.

In response to the recent mass shootings in Colorado, Georgia, and California, President Joe Biden recently announced six Executive Orders aimed at curbing gun violence across the United States.

USA Today recently reported that the president will also “direct the Justice Department to publish model ‘red flag’ legislation for states that want to enact laws that enable family members or members of law enforcement to petition for court order to temporarily bar people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others.”

While these changes have been a long time coming, the threat of workplace violence continues to remain top of mind for all HR and safety professionals. Obviously, the safety of your workers should be your number one priority, but you should also take into consideration the financial implications violence has on your company’s bottom line.

According to Rave Mobile Safety, workplace assaults account for $121 billion in annual losses. Consider these other consequences as well:

  • Domestic violence issues that are brought to the workplace cost nearly $727 million in lost productivity.
  • Workplace catastrophes such as violent incidents have caused publicly traded companies to lose close to 8% in shareholder value.
  • Lawsuits associated with workplace violence cost companies an average of $500,000 for out-of-court settlements.

Workplace violence can take on many forms, from bullying and harassment to domestic violence and active shooters, but one thing is certain: planning and prevention can help curb workplace violence, on top of saving your company thousands of dollars and countless lives.

This intensive 1-day event will teach you the ins and outs of preparing to prevent violent incidents from occurring at your workplace. You’ll also learn:

  • Legal obligations under federal law, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and others;
  • How to effectively apply a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy;
  • What to do if you learn an employee or someone else who could potentially gain access to your workplace has made a threat of violence on social media or by other means;
  • The business impact and costs of not instituting comprehensive workplace violence prevention and active shooter drill training;
  • How to choose the right active shooter training that best meets your company’s needs;
  • 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;
  • Examples of workplace safety deficiencies involving alarms, exits, lights, and more that could lead to legal liability if a violent attack occurs in your workplace;
  • And so much more!

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention

Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

1 Hour
Preparedness and Prevention Primer: Understanding Your Legal Obligations and Limits under Federal Law

This session will cover:

  • Examples of legally permissible background screening practices, during hiring and throughout the employment life cycle, that can help employers detect warning signs of violence and take appropriate legal action to mitigate the risk of harm;
  • How to ensure your employment policies and practices don’t violate the ADA or other federal employment laws but still comply with OSHA’s General Duty Clause;
  • When you may require an employee to submit to a physical or mental health examination;
  • How to effectively apply a zero-tolerance workplace violence policy;
  • What to consider when developing no-weapons and substance abuse policies;
  • Why it’s important for everyone to understand what could trigger violent outbursts in the workplace—and best practices to minimize the likelihood of violence in such cases;
  • How an employee assistance plan can help troubled employees and be used as a tool to demonstrate your commitment to promoting mental health at work;
  • Examples of workplace safety deficiencies involving alarms, exits, lights, and more that could lead to legal liability if a violent attack occurs in your workplace; and
  • What to do if you learn an employee or someone else who could potentially gain access to your workplace has made a threat of violence on social media or by other means.

1 Hour
Choosing and Evaluating Active Shooter Training: Beyond Run, Fight, Hide

You’ll explore:

  • The business impact and costs of not instituting comprehensive workplace violence prevention and active shooter drill training;
  • The myriad of factors to consider when determining which active shooter training to use in your workplace;
  • How the size of your company, industry, and other factors come into play when evaluating training needs and resources;
  • Setting goals and ways to measure the success of your active shooter training;
  • Examples of tailored on-site training focused on the before, during, and after of any incident;
  • The implementation of technology and practices focused on communication and guidance;
  • How to ensure compliance with the ADA; and
  • Examples of tailored programs addressing operational biases between domestic and international.

1 Hour
Using a Data-Driven Approach to Reduce and Prevent Workplace Violence

We’ll uncover 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 (OSH) Act of 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.
  • Recognize tangible and intangible red flags and the ramifications of business proactive initiatives.

30 Minutes
Q&A with Presenter

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 speaker before you wrap up for the day.

2021 Workplace Violence Virtual Master Class: Preparing and Prevention

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: Preparing and Prevention

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.

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).

HR Certification Institute HRCI
SHRM Preferred Provider

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 (3.5) (HR (General)) recertification credit Approved Provider toward aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HRCI.”
These credits expire 12/31/21.

BLR®—Business & Learning Resources is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for (3.5) PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.”
The live credits expire 05/25/2011
The on-demand credits expire 12/31/21.