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Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

Posted 06/08/2018 by Michael Dunning

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities can be scary places to work—if the right precautions and measures aren’t put into place for safety of staff, visitors and patients. Violence against healthcare workers tops the list. Read more >

New Thinking in Workplace Violence Prevention and Active Assailant Response

Posted 03/16/2018 by Steven M. Crimando

No organization or geographic area is immune from extreme violence. Having an Active Shooter Response Plan is no longer enough.
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Evolution in the Active Shooter Risk and Response

Posted 07/07/2017 by Steven M. Crimando

OSHA historically classifies workplace violence into one of four categories. I believe, however, that current events suggest there is clearly a fifth type, ideological violence, in which terrorism comes to the workplace.
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Educating the Healthcare Community on How to Handle Active Shooter Situations

Posted 05/12/2017 by Kevin Francis

Will you know what to do if an active shooter entered your healthcare facility? Next week, Allied Universal is co-hosting with John Jay College and the Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association (MHSDA), a “Plan to Live” seminar. Read more >

Hostility Management in the Workplace and Beyond

Posted 10/02/2015 by Guest Author

The unpredictable nature of facing a hostile situation means the potential for danger is a palpable possibility every day. Whether it’s inside or outside the workplace, hostility can occur at any time. Read more >

Partnering to Prevent Workplace Violence

Posted 08/11/2015 by Brent O'Bryan

According to OSHA, it’s estimated that nearly two million Americans deal with workplace violence each year. Your security team plays an integral role in workplace violence preparedness and prevention, as well as maintaining personnel safety. Read more >

Understanding the Violent Mind

Posted 04/07/2015 by Guest Author

Violent situations occur in the workplace every day. To best avoid escalating the potential for violence among hostile people, it’s helpful to understand the hostile/violent mind. Individuals who lash out often have low self-esteem that is covered up by acting superior to others. Read more >

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