Workplace

Active Shooter Response Training for Office Buildings

Have you taken the necessary steps to protect your employees from an active shooter emergency? Employers are required by federal law to keep their workplace free of serious, known safety hazards. To be truly effective, a workplace violence prevention program should include training that shows employees how to prevent incidents from occurring and what steps to take in a crisis. Our active shooter response training reduces your documented risks and an active shooter emergency action plan may save the lives of your employees. We teach best practices with historically accurate information and practical tools and tips.

Your Trainer

Douglas Parisi
Putting Knowledge and Experience to Work for Your Safety

Government Guidelines
Government Guidelines

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) recommends that every workplace violence prevention program, including a training component. This recommendation holds for both public and private sector employees.

Compensation Programs
Compensation Programs

Workers’ compensation programs may not cover injuries obtained in workplaces where the employers didn’t undergo due diligence to prevent workplace violence.

Recommended Steps
Recommended Steps

Employers that do not take recommended steps to prevent or mitigate the impact of workplace violence may be held liable in civil court.

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Are your employees prepared to face an active shooter crisis or workplace violence risks?

In an active shooter situation, employees are far more likely to respond appropriately if they’ve been trained recently. OSHA recommends that training be repeated at least once every three years and that employees have ongoing access to workplace violence response procedures in employee handbooks or other documentation. The information in an active shooter response training program might someday save a life.

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By law, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers must provide a “safe and healthful” workplace for all employees. Those who fail to mitigate known hazards may be subject to fines or legal penalties.

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The most critical thing you can do to protect your employees’ lives is to give them detailed, practical training on how to act in a crisis situation. Just as we practice to prevent injuries from chemical spills and train to mitigate the risk of fire, we must empower employees to respond in an active shooter situation. Having an active shooter emergency action plan builds awareness. And awareness increases confidence and reduces anxiety and fear.

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Your Trainer: Douglas Parisi

Putting Knowledge and Experience to Work for Your Safety —- Douglas Parisi, MPA, is SafeDefend’s Director of Training. A former police captain and police academy commander, he has over 20 years of service and firsthand experience with active shooter situations. He has extensive training in site security, active shooter response, and civilian response to violence and hostility. He’s a regular speaker at national conferences and seminars. Doug has presented at SRO, DARE, Human Resource, school boards, superintendents, departments of public safety, sheriffs’ associations and other conferences across the Midwest. He has participated in campus safety webinars and conducts interviews with media sources on workplace and campus safety concerns. He has certifications including Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Combat Life Support (CLS), Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and Mental Health First Aid. Doug works with schools, businesses and government institutions on policy implementation, crisis response planning and threat mitigation.

Answers to popular questions

1 Hour | Our shorter training provides a comprehensive overview of the problem, an explanation of best practices, and a practical guide to preparation. Basic training includes: historical perspectives on office shootings and violence; run, hide, fight ad avoid, deny, defend response tactics and strategies; best practices for surviving workplace violence; company policy review, including weapons and hostile work environment policies and an Emergency Action Plan that includes a customized evacuation plan and map of where to barricade in your building.
2 Hours | In-depth training that covers everything in the basic program, plus additional information, model scenarios and the custom creation of an individualized response plan for your workplace. Expanded Preparation includes: best practices for handling employee discipline and termination; protecting employees’ privacy and confidentiality while also keeping your workplace safe in cases of familial or domestic violence; identifying the “red flags” that indicate a current or former employee might pose a threat; limit or minimize employer liability in case of an incident; mental preparation and scenario modeling.