Personal Safety For Teammates
'SAFETY SMARTS’ An Interactive
'Personal Safety' Class or Presentation
Host a Guest Speaker or Coordinate a Class For Your Team
Don’t deny the support and confidence in employee safety that your teammates deserve.
“It won’t happen here”
“They all get along and love each other”
“No one would ever challenge our Teammate safety or our security”
“They all feel safe whenever they are in the building”
Please join us for a fast paced two hour class to learn awareness and distance techniques to better determine your ability to recognize and escape crime before it occurs.
Ultimately, it doesn't matter why crime happens. We just need to understand that violence and conflicts happen and it is OUR OBLIGATION TO NOT TO BE THE NEXT VICTIM!
Regardless if on-the-job, after work, at home or where an incident may occur, work performance will be effected.
Feel Safer – Remain Confident – Be Empowered
If you own, manage or work in any business,
you should be hosting
a women-only Team class with Community Safety Center
An intense 2-hour interactive class/presentation dealing with the harsh realities of today’s, too frequent violent and impulsive confrontations. Face the fact, harassment, crime, rage, crimes of opportunity, workplace harassment, seemingly unprovoked re-actions, general safety concerns and more, are all a daily issue of concern to so many.
“. . . they got in my space first, so I had to . . .” attitude is unacceptable as an excuse. This is more concerning than ever to everyone. No longer do we really feel safe (or relaxed and truly comfortable) 24/7. Statistics and the media reflect our insecurity, at night or even during the daytime, regardless if we're at the mall, a movie theater, at an event of any type, and too often, even when going into work!
This class will go into detail to learn:
Conflict Avoidance Techniques: Before an incident evolves.
Distance Techniques: When someone says “. . . they got in my space first”.
Defense vs. Offense: To be aware when and how defense can too quickly become an offense situation.
De-Escalation: To recognize and learn to just let it go in those too often intimidating situations. Any other option will, too often, escalate and be more dangerous.
Exit Strategies: Always know your exit options. At work, in a store, restaurant, or even when driving. We will discuss the need to politely and without delay, exit a situation.
Individual Survival Strategy: To better understand "Run-Hide-Fight". To walk (or run) from any potential threat is our obligation. This must be our first and continuous priority, without exception or hesitation. “The only winner in a fight . . . is the one who is not involved”
No Guns – No Fighting – No Weapons
This is not about ‘on the job safety’ or OSHA, nor is it a law enforcement sponsored class about Active Shooter statistics or even Run-Hide-Fight. It is about your Teammate’s deserving and being entitled to your encouragement for a non-aggressive work environment and for them to see your support for ‘safe travels’.
Host a class or a presentation at your business, daytime, evening or week-end. Invite your teammates, friends and family. Attendees must be of driving age or older. The Personal Safety Class is strictly women only.
Schedule your class today!
Go to: SCHEDULE TRAINING or Contact Us at bottom of this page.
All employers are responsible for adhering to OSHA’s General Duty Clause that states that all employers, regardless of size, must provide a place of employment “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm.” In terms of workplace violence, here are some things all employers should do to help protect workers:
Have a written zero-tolerance policy towards workplace violence and develop a written prevention program.
Provide workplace violence training emphasizing what to look for, what to report, and what to do during an actual incident.
Encourage reporting of concerns or specific incidences. Make reporting easy and, potentially, confidential.
Consider using outside expertise to provide threat assessment training and physical security upgrades.
All forms of workplace violence are on the rise. Half of HR professionals are reporting that their organization has experienced some form of workplace violence incident. This number is up from 36 percent in 2012. And the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) now reports that 1 out of 7 Americans do not feel safe at work
OSHA gives employees certain rights to take action to ensure that their workplace is safe.
For example, workers may file complaints with OSHA regarding unsafe working conditions or other OSHA violations, and you may not retaliate against them for doing so. Workers may also refuse to work when they face imminent danger in the workplace, and, once again, you may not retaliate against them for doing so. Indeed, it is very important that you, as the employer, do not attempt to suppress workers' OSHA rights in any way. Otherwise, you leave yourself vulnerable to fines, penalties, or worse
Employer Responsibilities. Under the OSHA law, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. ... Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements.
Employers must provide safety training in a language and vocabulary workers can understand.
Workplace Violence Is Broken Down into 4 Categories
Loss Prevention Magazine
By Bill Turner, LPC October 21, 2019
OSHA defines workplace violence as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” OSHA estimates that about 2 million workers report violent workplace incidents each year. The actual number of incidents is thought to be much higher as many events probably do not get reported.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workplace violence typically falls into one of four categories:
Type I—Criminal Intent. In this kind of violent incident, the perpetrator has no legitimate relationship to the business or its employees. Type I violence is usually incidental to another crime such as robbery, shoplifting, or trespassing. Acts of terrorism also fall into this category.
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Type II—Customer/Client. When the violent person has a legitimate relationship with the business—for example, a customer, client, patient, student, or inmate—and becomes violent while being served by the business.
Type III—Worker on Worker. The perpetrator of Type III violence is an employee or past employee of the business who attacks or threatens other employee(s) or past employee(s) in the workplace.
Type IV—Personal Relationship. The perpetrator in these cases usually does not have a relationship with the business but has a relationship with the intended victim. This category includes victims of domestic violence who are assaulted or threatened while at work.
All forms of workplace violence are on the rise. Half of HR professionals are reporting that their organization has experienced some form of workplace violence incident. This number is up from 36 percent in 2012. And the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) now reports that 1 out of 7 Americans do not feel safe at work.
It’s generally agreed that the healthcare industry is the most susceptible to workplace violence, often at the hands of unruly or disgruntled patients. But it is also agreed that work in retail is also high risk. Looking at the four types of workplace violence, retail workers are four for four in terms of exposure.
UN Security Exhibition: Personal Security: Empowering Individuals for a Safer Tomorrow
Meetings & Events
Production Date 02 Nov 2023
"Personal Security: Empowering Individuals for a Safer Tomorrow," aims to highlight innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies in the field of security to boost the personal security awareness.
The Security Exhibition is guided by the following objectives: Enhancing staff awareness, promoting staff engagement, showcasing innovative solutions, providing education and training through informative sessions, workshops, or presentations on various aspects of personal security, including topics such as self-defense, cyber security, travel safety, and emergency preparedness. In addition, building relationships, strengthening security culture, encouraging reporting and communication, assessing, and addressing security gaps, empowering personal security champions amongst others.