Free Download | INSIDER REPORT: Workplace Violence



As employers and Americans, we are in the midst of a devastating trend. Active shooter incidents are increasing, with the greatest percentage occurring in commercial settings as reported by the FBI. When a gunman opens fire, statistical data predicts that on average nearly a dozen people will be injured and at least 3 will be killed. We no longer can be so naïve as to think we are exempt from incidents of workplace violence, given the frequency and severity of mass shootings. Consider these headlines:

  • In April 2017, a Texas man entered his office tower and fatally shot his female supervisor, then killed himself.
  • In June 2017, a disgruntled former employee fatally shot five at his former place of employment in Orlando
  • In February 2018, a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17.

Beyond these extreme incidents, the Department of Justice estimates that 1 million workers witness or are victims of violence at work each year. On the litigation front, according to one study, out-of-court settlements in workplace violence lawsuits average $500,000, and the average jury award is $3 million. Productivity takes a big hit as well. According to another study, for 6 to 18 weeks after an incident happens, there is a 50 percent decrease in productivity.


These incidents drive home the fact that preventing workplace violence must be a top priority of HR managers across all industries. Management has a critical responsibility to equip their workforce with the tools and tactics to mitigate the potentially tragic impact of an active assailant scenario or other incidents of workplace violence.


To help you fulfill this responsibility, BLR® has created this exclusive Insider Report outlining the critical information around response plan preparation, employee training, and peer best practices so you best can position your employees for success—and survival. We hope this tactical playbook will help you minimize the devastating consequences that can result from being unprepared, and help prevent incidents of workplace violence from occurring in the first place.


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