PSX Publishes Active Shooter / Workplace Violence Resource
PSX invites organizations to download their free active shooter / workplace violence (AS / WV) resource entitled Violence In the Workplace: Risk Mitigation. PSX hopes this resource will help organizations develop the best possible risk mitigation plan for AS / WV incidents.
The 16-page booklet features contributions from a variety of experts integral to developing a risk mitigation strategy. Available for free as a download on the PSX Inc. website, the resource incorporates best practices from many functional areas, including risk management services, law, mental health, communications, security personnel, and security technologies.
The Violence In the Workplace: Risk Mitigation booklet was created as a response to overwhelming concern voiced by clients about AS / WV incidents. According to Scot MacTaggart, Senior Manager, PSX Inc., “When I meet with business owners, educators, and facility managers, they often express the greatest amount of concern about Active Shooter and Workplace Violence (AS / WV) incidents. They ask lots of questions.”
Furthemore, MacTaggart describes, “As a security systems integrator, it’s not surprising that the topic has become part of our regular discussion with our clients. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the broad variety of incidents that can be classified under the ‘active shooter / workplace violence’ heading has risen since the year 2000.”
AS / WV Risk Mitigation is a complex problem that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Moreover, “we must also recognize that many of the managers and executives charged with building a security strategy do not have access to the necessary experts to ensure that strategy is broad enough,” says MacTaggart. “A complete strategy incorporates best practices from many functional areas to protect themselves, their employees, and their continuity of operations.”
Therefore, PSX invited experts from other fields to offer their thoughts in order to help their clients build a more complete strategy to protect their organizations. The full list of contributors includes:
Contributers were asked to share questions received frequently in their disciplines from clients about AS / WV incidents and mitigation. They were also asked to share some basic strategies as well as relevant products and services. For example, Jonathan Mycyk from Aon Risk Solutions advises, “Make sure your AS / WV action plan includes general training and awareness of triggering events – terminations, layoffs, refusals of service, etc.”
The Violence In the Workplace: Risk Mitigation booklet will give clients a better sense of the greater scope required when developing a security strategy. Please visit the following link to download the free booklet: Violence In the Workplace: Risk Mitigation Download.