Did you know that since 2002, the University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center has offered workplace violence prevention training that goes beyond active shooter protection lessons? Training is offered to both public and private sector organizations, and focuses in part on prevention skills that teach how to recognize clues.
“The goal in workplace violence prevention is to identify which step a potential perpetrator is in, and intervene before any violent acts can occur,” the Center explains on its website.
Additionally, Threat Assessment Management training is available that includes an examination of policies and procedures, and an evaluation of facility security systems.
Comprehensive lessons in areas ranging from incorporating community resources to formulating safe employee termination policies are offered.
The All Hazards Training Center also offers a program on media safety and security.
Location reporting remains a risky business, with media representatives facing risks every day from natural and man-made disasters, unsafe work areas and criminal activities. Therefore, the Center offers Safer News Gathering, which features onsite workshops, tested and refined by ABC-owned stations for more than a decade that can be customized to fit the needs of news markets and the most common stories covered. Workshop durations vary with needs.
During the Ohio News Media Association’s conference in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 7 and 8, the Center will have an information booth on its Safer News Gathering training.
Other valuable environmental, health and safety information can be found in the All Hazards Training blog. The latest post was written by Executive Director Randy Van Dyne, whose expertise in workplace violence prevention training has made him an in-demand source. Van Dyne begins his piece with information about his niece, a teacher at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, who was at the school when fatal shots were recently fired. He goes on to detail how workplace and school violence can be preventable thanks to proper awareness and training.
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