It’s now more imperative than ever that every employer develop and deploy a comprehensive and effective workplace violence action plan, given that the average workplace is now 18 times more likely to experience an incident of workplace violence than a fire, and active shooter scenarios are becoming much more likely.
As we have been inundated with media coverage of mass shootings, the public at large has been polarized in its response. However, the efforts to protect employees cannot stall due to polarized ideas to stem the tide. The root causes and sources of the violence are varied, no single or simple prevention or mitigation strategy […]
The core components of a Threat Assessment Team should stay mostly the same, with HR, Security, Legal, and the CEO’s office representing the most critical departments. Certain industries and organizations can benefit from staffing their teams with specific participants that bring a necessary subject matter expertise.