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LP Training Seminar: Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention: Loss Prevention Training Seminars, Physical Safety and Security, Violence Prevention Plan, Threat Assessment Team, Zero-Tolerance

Summit Loss Prevention Consulting's founder and president, Tony Jarana, has trained many groups, from executive management to front-line staff, about proper and effective loss prevention policies and procedures.

Here is an outline of a typical Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program to present to the executives, managers and employees of any sized company or business.


Physical Safety and Security at the Workplace

  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Negligent Retention Standards

Four Primary Categories for Workplace Violence

  • Type 1 - Violent acts by a person with no personal connection to employee/other victims •
  • Type 2 - Violent acts by inmates, patients or customers while employees are providing services
  • Type 3 - Violent acts against Co-workers or Managers by current or former employees
  • Type 4 – Violent acts in workplace by someone with personal relationship with employee

Who Can Make an Impact

  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Law Enforcement
  • Unions
  • OSHA / Criminal Justice
  • Other Professionals in Field

Develop a Violence Prevention Plan

  • Must Have Support at Top
  • Component of Loss Prevention Program
  • Plan is Proactive not Reactive
  • Improve Culture of Business if Current Environment Poor
  • Team Approach – All Management Involved
  • No One Strategy – Assessment of Factors Critical to Success
  • Practice the Prevention Plan
  • Update, Revise and Retrain as Necessary

Components of Typical Plan

  • Policy Statement
  • Standards of Acceptable Behavior
  • Physical Security Survey
  • Procedures for Addressing Issues
  • Designate and Train Response Team
  • Make Outside Resources Accessible
  • Training of Management and Employee Groups
  • Crisis Response Measures
  • Consistent Enforcement of Standards and Application of Discipline

Be Aware – Reduce Your Vulnerabilities

  • Pre-employment Screenings – Background Checks
  • Employment History – Issues in Past are Good Predictor
  • Interview Questions Designed to Reveal Problematic Traits
  • Recognize Current Employee Situations in Proactive Manner
  • Consider Work Environment
    • Restructuring
    • Labor Disputes
    • Compulsory Overtime
    • Poor Management Styles
    • Inadequate Security
    • High Injury Rates
    • High Turnover
    • High Grievance Rates
    • Excessive Worker’s Compensation Claims
    • FMLA Abuse

Security and/or Loss Prevention Needs

  • Verified and Consistently Updated Employee Contact Information
  • Maintain Photo Identification on File
  • Employee Status Report
    • Promoted/Demoted
    • Suspended
    • Terminated
    • Particular Circumstances - Pro or Con?
  • Alarm Signals / Security Phones
  • Access Controls
  • Adequate and Easily Identified Escape Routes
  • Practice Plan

Topics All Employees Training Should Include

  • Policy Statement
  • Risk Factors for Violence
  • Early Recognition Signs
  • Action Response Plans
  • Physical Security – Alarms / Phones / Assistance
  • Policy and Procedure for Reports and Record Keeping
  • Policy and Procedure for Violent Episodes
  • Periodic Employee Surveys – Attitudes/Job Changes/New Physical Measures
  • Review for Trends – Frequency/Severity

Threat Assessment Teams

  • Specialized Training
  • Authority to Act
  • Open Lines of Communication
  • Is Someone Making a Threat or Do They Pose a Threat?

Recognizing Threats and Ominous Behavior – Never Ignore Indicators / Events

  • How to Determine if “Threat” was Established
  • Threat Definition – Statement or Expression of Intention to Hurt / Destroy / Punish
  • Critical Elements
    • Nature or Context of threat
    • Target/Motivation/Ability to Act on Threat
    • Background Factors
  • Appropriate Responses to Threat
    • Do Not Respond Immediately if Not Necessary
    • Response Should Match Risk
      • “911”
      • Suspension/Termination
      • Other Discipline

Discipline / Zero Tolerance Policy

  • Standard is "All Responded To – Not Necessarily Terminated"
  • This is Critical for Open Communication – Receiving Information

Open Session for Question and Answer Regarding Any Topic


For information about presenting a workplace violence prevention training seminar to your organization, call 317-363-8312, send email to or submit the short form below:




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