Featuring Guest Speaker April Watts – Senior Investigator, AT&T Corporation
Active Shooter Response: Is your place of employment prepared in the event of an active shooter? An employer’s failure to address the threat of an active shooter in the workplace can be an Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) violation under the General Duty Clause [Section 5(a)(1)]. It could also lead to civil liability.
There are often five stages of an active shooter. The first stage is the Fantasy Stage where the shooter begins to have daydreams of the shooting. The second stage is the Planning Stage where the shooter begins to decide “who, what, when, where and how.” The third stage is the Preparation Stage where the shooter purchases the necessary guns, ammunition and other explosive devices to carry out their plan. The fourth stage is the Approach Stage where the individual makes plans and decides to act. The final stage is where the shooter open fires.
In the event of an active shooter you must decide: do I run, do I hide, or do I fight? Employees must be trained and have a plan in place to be prepared to react and take appropriate action. When seconds count, what is your plan?
Other Topics Covered Included:
- Warning signs of a potentially violent person
- Case studies of active shooters
- How to respond when an active shooter is in your vicinity
- Components of an emergency action plan
CD’s and MP3 recordings of the webinar are available to purchase for $30! The recording includes a sample Emergency Action Plan. For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.