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ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS: 5 STEPS EVERY BUSINESS CAN TAKE

It’s a scenario no business wants to think about: an active shooter or violent offender on the premises. From 2000 to 2017, there were 250 active shooter incidents in the United States. These horrific acts of violence took place across industries and geographic locations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 alone saw 500 workplace homicides in the U.S.

We now face an unfortunate reality: no company is exempt from the potential threat of an act of violence occurring at their organization. As a result, businesses must be proactive in order to protect their people, minimize injury and loss of life, and safeguard their establishment.

Preparation, effectively communicating with staff, and maintaining protocol are critical measures every business should take when dealing with workplace violence. There’s no such thing as “too safe” when it comes to protecting human life.

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https://www.alertmedia.com/blog/active-shooter-preparedness/