By DW MacAdam, MBA, CPD, CPTED
RedVector, the leader in eLearning and workforce training solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial and facility management industries, has launched workplace violence training and active shooter training to teach targeted violence protection.
Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In 2014, of the 4,679 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States, 403 were workplace homicides.
Workers have a right to a safe workplace.
(The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security offer tactics to increase the chances for survival if faced with an active shooter event. The Run Hide Fight protocol, a key element of active shooter response training, outlines what to do before, during and after an active shooter is in your vicinity. Courtesy of RedVector and YouTube)
As targeted violence becomes a growing concern for employers and employees, RedVector has developed active shooter training and workplace violence training to raise awareness of actions that can be taken before, during, and after an incident.
“Maintaining a situational awareness is so important, such as being aware of your exits and having a plan,” said DW MacAdam, RedVector author, safety-security consultant and Advanced CPTED Specialist for residential and commercial properties.
“The world’s different today, and it’s so important to have a response plan on how to handle violence. I am very proud to have collaborated with RedVector to launch this critical training.”
RedVector’s active shooter response training course, which is rooted in the Run Hide Fight protocol, identifies ways to prepare for, and react to, targeted violence situations.
Beyond Run Hide Fight, this active shooter training outlines recommendations for interacting with first responders during targeted violence situations.
(Workplace violence can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. How should you respond to a violent incident in the workplace? Escape is your best countermeasure. This is not similar to an evacuation drill. Do not exit calmly. Run as fast as you can away from danger. Courtesy of RedVector and YouTube)
RedVector’s online workplace violence training course outlines factors that contribute to violence in the workplace, how to prevent violent incidents and how to respond and follow up to improve workplace safety. This workplace violence training course also teaches how to prioritize reporting and response procedures and create a workplace violence prevention policy.
About the Author
RedVector author DW MacAdam (MBA, CPD, CPTED) is a safety-security consultant and Advanced CPTED Specialist for residential and commercial properties, is the owner and lead CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) consultant and crime prevention practitioner of MacAdam Protection Strategies in the San Francisco bay area.
Additionally, Mr. MacAdam is a Board Member of Cal-DOCA (California Designing Out Crime Association) and an advanced peace officer for the State of California.
RedVector sets the standard for excellence in online continuing education and training for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial and facility management industries and holds nearly 100 state and national accreditations.
RedVector offers individual courses as well as large-scale corporate training solutions featuring customizable and easily accessible online universities with a full range of tracking and reporting features.
With an online library exceeding 2,250 courses authored by more than 100 subject matter experts, RedVector serves professionals and organizations in all 50 states.
The recipient of numerous community honors and industry awards, RedVector was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.