10 Workplace Violence Resources

by Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors

While no company ever expects to experience a workplace violence situation, being prepared if one should arise is very important. Here are 10 resources to get your team thinking about how to respond to these types of incidents.

1. Active Shooter: What You Can Do
This interactive web-based course from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. The course is ideal for managers and employees. See more »

2. Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable
A 90-minute webinar to help you understand the need to have an emergency response plan and employee training in place. See more »

3. Options for Consideration
This active shooter training video from the US Department of Homeland Security demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with a active shooter scenario. It reviews the choices of evacuating, hiding or, as an option of last resort, challenging the shooter. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene. See more »

4. Active Shooter: How to Respond
An educational booklet from the US Department of Homeland Security on ways to prepare and respond to various workplace violence situations. See more »

5. Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness and Response
Workplace violence is a complex and widespread issue. This FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin conceptualizes a workplace violence spectrum (adapted from the American Society for Industrial Security International) as a means of understanding and categorizing crimes that occur within the workplace. See more »

6. Workplace Violence Emergency Response Plan
A sample Workplace Violence Plan from the HR Policy Association. See more »

7. ALICE Training Institute
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Classes are available online and in-person. See more »

8. Workplace Violence Overview: What Every Manager Should Know
An online course from AFIMAC Online Training Academy (Human Resource Training and Security Training) that covers policies, warning signs and emergency response options. See more »

9. Active Shooter Quick Reference Guide
An educational pamphlet from the US Department of Homeland Security on what to do during a workplace violence situation. See more »

10. Active Shooter Poster: How to Respond
This printable poster from the Department of Homeland Security is available in English and Spanish formats.