This country’s tragic battle against active shooters unfortunately involves the workplace. In 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the incident of an armed intruder is 30 times more likely than a fire, 60 times more likely than a climactic event and 125 times more likely than a chemical spill.
Yet for many workplaces, it is the incident that employees are the least prepared to handle.
Though OSHA does not have any specific guidelines for active shooter training courses, it has recognized the importance of preparing workers for these types of incidents. The courts and OSHA alike hold employers responsible for preventing workplace violence under the General Duty Clause, which states that employers must maintain a workplace free from recognized hazards causing, or likely to cause, death or serious physical harm to workers.
In 2017, OSHA released a directive to OSHA inspectors to start implementing proper workplace training for violent events.
Employers who place a priority on their employees’ health and safety are taking a proactive approach to the possible threat of an active shooter in their workplace. The first step is to understand OSHA’s general guidelines for a workplace violence incident …
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