Strategies to Reduce Incidents of Escalating Workplace Violence

Workers across all industries expect some level of safety when reporting for work to do their jobs. While some professionals such as police officers and first responders are aware of the risks of workplace violence, other professionals likely assume they are safe when going to work. But statistics tell us this isn’t always the case. […]

An Analysis of School Violence and Threats

A look back on the past year wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging a growing and alarming trend. While violent crime may be down in many areas of the country, a specific segment of mass violence is on the rise – school shootings. In the aftermath of these tragedies, attention shifted to gun-related issues, legislation, law […]

How Much Did The Virginia Tech Shooting Actually Cost?

After the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, numerous parties were left to pick up the pieces that a gunman left when he killed 32 people and injured 17 more on campus. Years after the incident, The Center for American Progress has released a report outlining the financial costs each party had to pay after the […]

Insurance Coverage for Active Shooter Risks

By Paul Marshall A terror attack or mass shooting can plunge organizations into a disorienting world of trauma, grief, media scrutiny and litigation threats. When an attack occurs, the leaders of private companies and government entities alike feel driven to deliver a caring, supportive response to the victims and survivors. At the same time, they […]

What do EAPs Have to do with Workplace Violence?

A proactive approach is foundational to a successful workplace violence mitigation program. One such strategy is a comprehensive employee assistance program (EAP). An EAP is a confidential service provided to employees to assist them with personal issues. Often, these personal issues can affect job performance and even lead to instances of verbal abuse or violence […]