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Active Shooter In The Workplace


Five Steps To Prepare For An Active Shooter SituationActive shooters in the workplace not only threaten human life and the wellbeing of the workforce, but also threaten business continuity and the very future of the business. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 40 percent of businesses impacted by disaster never reopen their doors. And while organizations are taking workplace violence more seriously, only 41 percent provide training for their employees about workplace violence policies and procedures, according to a University of Iowa 2017 survey. That same survey found fewer than half (48 percent) of businesses provide training to frontline managers, who are typically the first to observe employees exhibiting abnormal behaviors that could lead to violence. There are numerous best practices and policies for organizations to consider when it comes to preventing workplace violence, and it is important to adhere to those. But equally critical is how to prepare for an active