The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, MD, the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA, and just recently, a disgruntled worker in Virginia Beach, VA who took his personal grievances out on his workers at a government office, killing 12 people. All recent examples of workplace violence that are becoming all too frequent. According to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), approximately 1 out of 7 Americans do not feel safe at work.
April is workplace violence awareness month and statistics show women are nearly three times more likely to be murdered on the job, compared to men, according to a report from the National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS).
I was in law enforcement prior to the term ‘Active Shooter’ became an accepted way to describe someone bent on hurting people, and before Columbine forever changed how police will respond to acts of mass violence.
ON DEMAND:This program will focus on the issue of workplace violence in the healthcare industry, current trends regarding violence rates, root causes for these behaviors and unique factors present in healthcare and social assistance environments which can cause such behaviors. Common factors in behaviors of concern, appropriate techniques for de-escalating conflict and the spectrum of workplace violence from intimidation to active assailant will be reviewed.
ON DEMAND: Managing the risks associated with acute targeted violence occurring in institutions has become challenging and complex. This presentation will provide stakeholders with a current and solution-oriented overview towards proactively managing and mitigating an active shooter incident.
ON DEMAND: Locations that were once considered safe havens such as schools, places of worship and healthcare institutions are no longer immune to acts of violence. The session will be specific to unique risks in healthcare settings and address preparedness and response through training, education and communication.
Healthcare organizations often overlook the security needs of freestanding clinics and offices. In this webinar, Alan Lynch, Network Director of Safety & Security for St. Luke’s University Health Network, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., offers best practices to help you address the security risks in ambulatory care centers and physician offices. Read More
Our August issue cover story features Steve Baker, CSO at State Street Corporation. Also in August, how did a Guidewell Security team member save a life? And learn how digital technology and IoT devices can combat both physical and cyberattacks.