January 18, 2019

Engaging employees during training

Probably the hardest thing to accomplish in any training session, no matter the material being presented is keeping the audience engaged and interested. Especially true if they believe they don’t need the training or the presenter is dull and boring, and they soon forget as much as 95% after one week. If they are disinterested […]

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January 14, 2019

Combatting an active shooter when disabled – Part 2

NOTE: these posts will focus primarily on those that are blind, because that is my experience, However, the material applies to everyone who is disabled or handicapped. I will use the initials of B/VI to indicate blind or visually impaired. This information is absolutely vital for any employer/manager who wishes to keep their employees safe […]

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January 10, 2019

ignorance is bliss…or is it?

Every perpetrator of violence…anywhere, forewarned their intent by showing warning signs, which are virtually the same, no matter where the violence occurs, for a long time, sometimes years. Yet, no one takes them seriously. Instead of acting upon them, they make a conscious decision to ignore them. The results of their ignorance of the signs […]

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January 8, 2019

Combatting an active shooter when disabled – Part 1

NOTE: these posts will focus primarily on those that are blind, because that is my experience, However, the material applies to everyone who is disabled or handicapped. I will use the initials of B/VI to indicate blind or visually impaired. This information is absolutely vital for any employer/manager who wishes to keep their employees safe […]

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January 3, 2019

Yearend review of WPV/SV numbers

Below are the statistics that I collected in 2018 for workplace and school violence (WPV/SV). If you are interested enough to fact check my numbers you will also find that some of the recorded incidents are not reflected in the state numbers. With more than 2,250 schools the target of threats and other violence, I […]

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January 2, 2019

The new mantra for an active shooter

This was originally posted last March, but I have revised it in light of the current series I’m writing on disabled employees. Over the next month you’ll read some posts specifically geared towards those of us that are disabled and what we can do, and what an employer must do, in an active shooter situation. […]

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December 31, 2018

Thank you

I just wanted to write this short post to thank you all for signing up for and following my blog this year. With your help I’ve been able to expand my reach to more people and maybe, hopefully, save lives and property. I am truly grateful to have you as readers and thankful that you […]

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December 27, 2018

References to help minimize a Workplace Violence incident

Listed below are companies & consultants that can assist any business with their security needs during an incident of workplace violence (WPV) prevention. I can attest they are all reputable and competent companies and consultants. This is by no means a total and complete list, but only the ones that I know and have worked […]

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December 9, 2018

Do employees need to be trained in how to prevent WPV?

“Why do I need to train employees on workplace violence (WPV)? I mean, they don’t need to know all that stuff. it’ll just clog their day. And I don’t think they need to know that nonsense, because they need to do their job & concentrate on making the business successful so they’ll have a job […]

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December 3, 2018

It was supposed to be the month of giving thanks

But unfortunately, it turned out to be a deadly month for WPV/SV incidents. There weren’t that many incidents during the month…however, the number of fatalities was extremely high. It was basically elevated by the incident in Thousand Oaks, CA. where 13 people were killed and none wounded, that was reported. Then another shooting in the […]

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