Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Prevention Training
- Interactive, online training for employees on active shooter incidents and workplace violence prevention
- Practical, step-by-step guidance for employees
- Users can take course on computer, tablet, or phone
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Clear Law Institute’s Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Prevention online training teaches employees:
- How to respond when an active shooter is in the workplace, and
- How to recognize threats and red flags for workplace violence
Among other things, employees learn:
- How to prepare for active shooter incidents in the workplace
- The run, hide, and fight response method to active shooter incidents
- How to react when law enforcement arrives in response to an active shooter situation
- Common risk factors and problematic behaviors that signal propensities for workplace violence
- Best practices for reporting concerns about threats or red flags for violence, including domestic violence that can impact the workplace
Active shooter situations pose a serious threat in the workplace. In the past two decades, active shooters have killed or wounded more than 2,400 people in the United States. In fact, the number of active shooter situations doubled between 2016 and 2020. These incidents have occurred in private businesses, government offices, healthcare facilities, and commercial areas. Active shootings happen in minutes, so employees must be prepared to respond without the presence of law enforcement.
In addition to active shooter situations, other forms of workplace violence pose a significant threat to employees’ health. Hundreds of people are killed intentionally at work each year.
The FBI recommends periodic active shooter and workplace violence prevention training for all employees. Clear Law’s Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Prevention training teaches employees how to protect themselves in the event of an active shooter incident using FBI and Department of Homeland Security recommended techniques. The course also teaches employees how to recognize and respond to red flags for workplace violence.
Through a series of interactive scenarios and learning games, employees learn about the following topics:
Preparing for Active Shooter Situations
- Spotting the best evacuation routes in any work area
- Recognizing when an active shooter incident may be occurring
Responding to an Active Shooter Incident
- Choosing whether to run, hide, or fight
- Best practices for executing the run, hide, and fight method
- When to contact law enforcement and what to tell them
When Law Enforcement Arrives
- How to interact with law enforcement as they respond to an active shooting
- Locating the assembly point
- Aiding law enforcement to help victims
- Basic first aid techniques for victims
Recognizing Workplace Violence
- Indicators that a coworker may become violent at work
- Recognizing when a coworker has made a threat
- Knowing when an employee is more likely to become a victim of violence at work
- Domestic violence and how it affects the workplace
Reporting Workplace Violence
- How to report concerns about a coworker’s behavior
- Organizational policies on workplace violence
Our course utilizes a story-based approach with nuanced scenarios. Learners must decide how they would respond to several issues that could arise in an active shooter situation. Learners also learn to spot red flags of potential workplace violence.
Learners can submit questions about the course content which are answered within two business days.
The online course can be customized to your organization’s specific policies and procedures, so that employees receive the exact guidance they need to comply with your organization’s policies. Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your specific policies.
Clear Law can include your organization’s logo, workplace images, and an introductory audio or video message from a senior official in your organization.
Policy Review and Development Service
Clear Law’s Compliance Advisory Team is available to review or help create your workplace violence and active shooter policies and procedures. Our team includes former FBI agent Katherine Schweit, whose bio is provided below.
Katherine Schweit is an attorney, law school professor, and former FBI special agent. At the FBI, Katherine authored the FBI’s seminal research, A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States. Katherine was also part of the FBI crisis team that responded to active shooter incidents, including the shootings at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pentagon, and the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard. In the private sector, Katherine has served as Director of Global Security Policy and Training for Live Nation Entertainment. Katherine is the author of the 2021 book, Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and DePaul University College of Law.
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