Technical report offers tips for reducing risk of workplace violence
Posted February 22, 2019
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has published a technical report, “How to Develop and Implement an Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Plan,” containing recommendations from safety experts on how businesses in any industry can better protect themselves in advance of an active shooter event.
ASSP says the report, which is registered with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is the collaborative effort of more than 30 professionals experienced in law enforcement, industrial security, and corporate safety compliance, and aims at driving a higher level of preparedness against workplace violence.
ASSP notes that acts of workplace violence are most likely to be carried out by a disgruntled or terminated employee, a spouse of an employee, or a dissatisfied customer, and that employees must be trained to recognize potential threats and early warning signs and know how to report them.
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