NITSIG Workplace Violence Prevention - Active Shooter / Assailant
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel,
October 23, 2017
Violence Incidents On The Rise
Unfortunately very disgruntled employees "Insiders" and others have
resorted to workplace violence, in some cases resulting in the deaths of
According to the
FBI, over the last few years there has been an increased frequency
workplace violence incidents.
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
reported that approximately 2 million employees are victims of
workplace violence each year. 18% of violent crimes are committed at the
workplace, and roughly 800 workplace homicides occur each year. Between
January 2009 and July 2015, there were 133 mass shootings in the
workplace and shootings account for 78 % of all workplace homicides.
The NITSIG has
complied information from various incidents and sources pertaining to
the seriousness of workplace violence, in the
Workplace Violence E-Magazine.
An organization that
ignores the warnings signs could face legal action, a large settlement
and possible fines.
Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against Labor Department For Failing To
Warn Security Guard Of The Disgruntled Ex-Employee Who Fatally Shot Him
Jury Awards Over $1 Million In Negligent Hiring Lawsuit Involving
Hospital Faces Over $200,000 In OSHA Penalties For Workers Exposed To
incidents and Acts of Terrorism have also taken place at Universities,
Schools, Shopping Malls, Movie Theaters, Night Clubs and numerous other places
were large groups of people assemble.
NITSIG has partnered with Law Enforcement (Maryland State Police), OSHA,
Maryland Emergency Management Agency and and other Workplace
Violence Prevention experts to provide a 1 day training workshop for
security professionals and others interested in implementing a Workplace
Violence Prevention and Active Shooter / Assailant Response Program.
Workplace Violence Prevention and Active Shooter Response require
advance planning and training for security professionals, and are the
keys to maximizing the safety of your employees.
Workshop participants will gain valuable in-depth knowledge about
workplace violence, including legal issues, prevention, intervention
Speakers / Topics Of Discussion
Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Brett Beall, Compliance Assistance Specialist - Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA)
Workplace Violence Overview (Threats, Verbal Abuse, Physical
How To Recognize Workplace Violence Indicators
Employer Responsibilities By Law To Provide A Safe Workplace
Implementing A Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Reporting An Unsafe Workplace To OSHA
Active Shooter & Hostile Incident Response
Travis Nelson - Maryland State Police Law Enforcement Liaison, Maryland
Emergency Management Agency / State Emergency Operations Center (Bio)
This presentation will review the interdisciplinary response of
Fire, EMS, Police and Emergency Management to an active assailant or
potentially volatile incident. It will review security and safety
concerns on scene and how to quickly access patients while the incident
is evolving. The course will examine methods on how to integrate all
partners necessary to plan and manage the incident. There will be an
informal discussion on available equipment, implementing state guidance
locally and how to begin planning.
Conducting A Physical Security Vulnerability Assessment For Crime
Prevention And Personnel Protection
Presented By: John Reginaldi, Regional Liaison Officer - Maryland
Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) (Bio)
Mr. Reginaldi has conducted over 2,000 comprehensive security and safety
vulnerability assessments throughout the United States for school
systems, industry, businesses, government agencies and non-profit
organizations. He also has worked within the private security industry
and the Intelligence Community at the National Security Agency (NSA) and
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
This presentation will cover the many aspects of creating a secure
facility for crime prevention and personnel protection, using
environmental design methods and a variety of security controls and
techniques. A recent vulnerability assessment will be discussed.
Workplace Violence Prevention And
Presented By: Steve Rutledge, President & Chief Operating Officer,
SJR Security Consulting Services, LLC (Bio)
This presentation will address the issues surrounding workplace
violence, as well as steps companies / organizations can and should take
to implement robust Workplace Violence Prevention Programs. Also
discussed will be the inclusion of potential workplace violence
prevention and planning efforts within Insider Threat Programs.
A Collaborative Risk Management Approach To Address And Mitigate The
Threats Of Active Shooters, Terrorism And Workplace Violence
Presented By: Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH)
Team consists of two KGH Senior Instructors: Danny Hickson, a retired
Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Commander and Director
of Training, and Dorian DeSantis, a retired SWAT Officer, both of
whom were involved in responding to the Washington Navy Yard Shooting in
A third member of
the team is Dr. Joshua Sinai, a KGH Senior Analyst, and author of ASIS
International’s publication “Active Shooter – A Handbook on Prevention”
(2nd Edition, May 2016).
A fourth Team member
is Jeff Fuller, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Lt. Colonel, a KGH
partner, who has extensive experience employing risk management
methodologies and software tools, who had supported the Joint Staff’s
JSIVA and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Risk Analysis Models.
This presentation focuses on using a collaborative approach to risk
management to address the threats of terrorism, active shooters,
workplace violence, ‘insiders’, and criminal activity. This includes
threat and risk analysis followed by risk mitigation steps. The
presentation will also discuss a number of processes and tools,
including online collaborative tools, to support risk analysis and risk
management efforts. Also discussed will be how risk mitigation
strategies and measures support compliance with federal and industry
regulations and standards.
Active Shooter Response System
Presented By: NEP3
discuss the Virtual Command technology solution for "Live"
Active Shooter situations. The system connects the protected
site to a E911 center via a Virtual Private Network. At the E
911 Center, there will be two or more tactical work stations
that feature a Graphic User Interface (GUI) that provides
attacker alarm notifications, and real-time actionable
intelligence (Electronic Sensor Data & Video), to locate the
attacker (s), acquire subject description and then to track the
feature of Virtual Command is the ability to enable to
"Countermeasures" at the GUI to slow down or cause the Intruder
abort his attack. Live demonstrations have shown an attacker can
be located, tracked and “Virtually Engaged” within 90
seconds. This corrects the major advantage a Shooter has today.
This is the 3-6 minutes of unimpeded shooting prior to the
arrival of Law Enforcement.
The State of Indiana has just approved a law to set standards by
which all public schools will be protected. The Indiana Sheriffs
spearheaded the effort to pass legislation that would recommend all
schools be protected by an Emergency Response System that would connect
schools to a E911 Center for alert, actionable intelligence, and the
capability to remotely fire countermeasures. These capabilities are
synonymous to those in Virtual Command.
Employee Continuous Risk Monitoring
Presented By: Endera
provides an affordable employee continuous evaluation and risk
alert security platform. Endera addresses the Post-Hire security
gap by providing government and private sector businesses with
automated risk alerts paired with a security analytics platform.
over 26,000 federal, state, and county data sources to
proactively alert organizations to potential high-risk
individuals within their workforce for further investigation.
Endera monitors for "Risk Alerts" pertaining to a variety of
different attributes including criminal, civil, sanctions, /
professional licenses, etc.
organization will receive alerts in real time when a potential
negative record has been discovered about an employee. All
monitoring is continuous and organizations have complete control
over what they want monitored.
leverages external behavior data to expose Insider Threats and
applies risk scoring and predictive analytics to help
proactively identify and prevent potential workplace fraud,
theft and workplace violence.
A large global
airline enrolled 60,000 employees into the Endera system. Endera
detected over 1,771 incidents of critical concern to the airline in just
the first 120 days. This included over 100 bookings and arrest alerts
that called for further investigations.
Who May Attend?
Members / Non-NITSIG Members
Interested In Joining The NITSIG
NITSIG Membership Application
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL)
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Parsons Auditorium / Building 1
JHU-APL Campus Map
Parking Available On JHU-APL Campus. Parsons Auditorium is located in
Lobby 1. Enter the campus from Johns Hopkins Road onto APL Drive. You
may park in the lot on your left labeled for visitors, adjacent to Lobby
1. You will enter the building at Lobby 1.
must be a U.S. Citizen to attend this event. A valid Drivers License or
U.S. Government issued ID is required at the door.
Cost To Attend / Registration
cost to attend the workshop is $30.00
Limited # Of Tickets: 130
Lunch is available in the JHU-APL cafeteria. The cafeteria is
located directly outside the Parsons Auditorium. Surrounding food
establishments are within 5 minutes of JHU-APL.
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Or call; 561-809-6800