A Growing Concern:
Workplace violence has become a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide. According to OSHA, about two million people each year report some type of workplace violence.
According to Alertfind:
In recent years, the frequency and severity of workplace violence events have escalated beyond threats and intimidation and include more mass shooting events.
The Gun Violence Archive reported that in 2017 there were 346 mass shootings, compared to 270 in 2014. The tragic shooting at the Annapolis Gazette on June 28, which left five dead and two injured, is a recent example.
As organizations look to prevent such tragedies, emergency preparedness managers are facing new challenges. Addressing these challenges promptly and effectively can mean the difference between life and death.
As an employer, you are responsible for maintaining a safe workplace.
The Johnson Financial Group says being prepared can help prevent your business from becoming a workplace violence statistic.
“It’s important to overcome an ‘It won’t happen to us’ attitude,” says Chad Kaster, AVP Loss Control Engineer, Johnson Insurance. “No one expects violence, but the reality is that it does occur, and you can’t predict where it will happen. You need to take the risk seriously.”
All organizations should have a plan in place, train all staff, establish an effective line of communication, secure the facility, and hold frequent drills to practice response times.
Mayday Safety can help your organization do all of that and more.
Be Safe, Not Sorry!
Mayday Safety has helped countless organizations prepare for active threat events by providing the tools and technology needed to combat the chaos and confusion that accompany emergency situations.
We have an upcoming webinar that will demonstrate how Mayday Safety can help you protect your workplace and manage emergencies when every second counts. Register now!