A rash of workplace intrusions and shootings have alarmed many human resources professionals causing them to wonder how their human capital would respond to such occasions. Colorado, Washington, D. C., New York City and Wisconsin have shown the need to take steps to protect their employees and the customers. Dickinson Wright and Incident Management Team announced today they have joined together to host “Surviving Active Intruder/Shooter Incidents – Preparation, Response, Recovery” seminars in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids during the month of September.
According to Dickinson Wright the seminar will teach attendees how to assess risk, manage incidents and develop safety and protective practices for their customers, employees and stakeholders. The program is designed as a hands-on, interactive training encouraging participants to understand vulnerabilities to threats, litigation issues, their own organization’s Health and Safety capabilities, and preparedness. The seminar will review active shooter incident case histories, benchmark best practices from the Department of Homeland Security and OSAH/MIOSHA guidelines, define training strategies, roles of organization violence prevention team members, and enhance the company’s safety program to prepare for such incidents.
“It’s important that employees should feel safe when they come to work day in and day out,” said David Houston, member at Dickinson Wright PLLC. “By teaming with Marilyn and Ken at IMT, we are hoping to shed some insight on how Michigan businesses can be prepared for an active intruder incident. We hope that they will never have to use these tools, but we want them and their employees to be prepared nonetheless.”
“We are glad to be hosting these seminars with Dickinson Wright and providing valuable information to Michigan companies,” said Marilyn Knight, president & CEO of IMT. “It’s important to know the signs and be prepared for these types of situations. Our goal is for employers to understand potential threats and how to prepare their employees for these types of incidents.”
Marilyn Knight, MSW, Dr. Kenneth Wolf, Ph.D. from Incident Management Team, Center for Workplace Violence Prevention and Attorney David Houston from Dickinson Wright PLLC will present this free seminar. The seminar is supported in part with funding from the CET Division of MIOSHA. Specific details for each location are below.
“Surviving Active Intruder/Shooter Incidents – Preparation, Response, Recover” Seminars
- September 12-Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
- September 27-Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI 48083
- September 28-Pine Rest, 300 68th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Each seminar starts at 9:00 but attendees can register as early as 8:30. They will end at noon.
To reserve a seat contact contact Kelly Durso at 313-223-3085 or via email.