According to Statista.com, the United States experienced five workplace mass shootings in 2017. Cumulatively, 17 people lost their lives in these tragedies, in workplace types that range from an Ohio nursing home to a west coast UPS facility. A big part of the Findlay All Hazards strategy toward Workplace Violence (WPV) is prevention. Yes, drills that

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At Findlay, we’re in the last steps of preparing for an active shooter drill for a large US appliance manufacturer. Our team will be working with the plant’s security managers, state and local law enforcement, fire services, EMS, and others to stage a mass evacuation as would happen in the event of a person using

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One of our service categories at Findlay All Hazards is Workplace Violence (WPV) Prevention. So, we keep our eyes open for news stories about WPV incidents… All the while hoping not to see many. When a WPV event happens, though, there is often some aspect of the tragedy that offers insight into how others can

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This week’s Tuesday Training was written by Randy Van Dyne, Executive Director at Findlay All Hazards.  My niece is a Teacher at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. When she heard gunshots during last week’s shooting, a tragedy that would kill two and injure 18, she grabbed a nearby student and ran into a

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In June of this year, three UPS employees in San Francisco lost their lives, and two of their associates were injured, when a co-worker opened fire following a morning meeting. Looking at this extreme and tragic example of workplace violence (WPV) from some distance now, we can see some clues in the shooter’s behavior that

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The Orlando community continues to recover from a recent tragic shooting, where an ex-employee of an RV accessories company killed five of his former co-workers in their workplace. And employers everywhere are bound to wonder, “How could this have been prevented?” The specifics of the incident aren’t yet clear to the public, and the behavior

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Complete Crisis Management can only succeed with the participation of senior managementEssentially, Findlay All Hazards provides new skills to its clients, and in many cases, those skills are hands-on actions that EHS managers and techs will call upon to prevent or respond to incidents. Many such incidents are minor events, such as small, containable spills.

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OSHA tells us that, each year, some 2 million Americans report that they are victims of workplace violence. But many more cases go unreported, and recent stats published by the Center for Disease Control say that about 16,000 private industry workers “experienced trauma from nonfatal workplace violence (WPV) in 2014”. The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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