Let's talk about violence and how prevention & training can save lives.
Active Shooters and Violent Intruders
No one wants to talk about it.
No one wants to bring it up at the corporate
meeting. And certainly no one wants to
discuss solutions. Because it is a real problem,
and its closer to home than all of us would like.
In 2015, there was one week out of the entire
year where there was NOT a mass killing in the
United States (4+ deaths or injuries). The vast
majority of those killings are over by the time
I know you don't want to talk about it. But
chances are good if you're reading this, you're
a manager or leader in your community and
workplace. We will tell you plainly: If you don't take action to prevent an Active Shooter from happening in your workplace, it might actually happen. And you won't be ready.
Everyone practices for earthquakes. Right? And we should: there are major risks and damages involved. But how often does a major structural and life threatening earthquake occur in the US? Not very often. Most terminology regarding earthquake risk includes a statement like, "in the next 50 years".
Terminology regarding violence in the workplace includes "how many times this year".
An active shooter is an individual or group of individuals killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. It happens on the highway. It happens at school. It happens in your neighbors house. It happens in the grocery store. It happens at work. Every year an active shooter strikes in ALL of these places. In fact, homicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the workplace.
When we are no longer able
to change our circumstances,
we should be empowered to
The TTA provides on-site
training to managers and staff,
risk assessments of buildings
and facilities, and creation of
policies to specifically address
the Active Shooter situation.
We also offer training for
managers for hostile employee
terminations, nurses, bank
tellers, cashiers, and other
at-risk positions for violence.