Tag: active shooter incidents
To stand still is to fall behind in the competitive world of retail. So retailers are always searching for new consumers and will typically go wherever they find them. It’s why there is never a shortage of news, such as Bloomingdale’s expansion into Kuwait in 2017.
But long before a retailer Read More
By Jay Hart
In recent months, the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage. At the same time, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about five percent of all businesses experience Read More
By Michael Long
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially at mass gathering points and open-access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.
The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed Read More
The Top 10 Retail Workplace Hazards
These statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identify the top retail workplace hazards.
By Jac Brittain, LPC
Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm retail employees? By identifying the retail workplace Read More
In the aftermath of the last holiday shopping season, brawls erupted in shopping malls across the country. Cell phone videos captured chaotic, frightening scenes that went viral and earned repeated play on television. The images may have solidified a burgeoning impression that many people hold—that the boundary between acceptable and Read More
The FBI defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or intending to kill people in a confined space or other populated area.” A mass shooting is usually described as “an incident in which 4 or more people, including the perpetrator, are injured by gunfire.” The definitions Read More
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is often no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All schools, churches, hospitals and businesses, big Read More
Did you know that between 2000–2015 the FBI identified 200 active shooter incidents involving 205 shooters in the U.S.? Those shooters had 213 handguns and 107 long guns. Did you know that, 63% of the shooters carried a single firearm and 37% carried multiple firearms? Did you also know that Read More
NOW ON DEMAND: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter: Developing a Culture of Preparedness in the Loss Prevention Industry
When violence erupts in a workplace, the outcome and events of the scenario are unpredictable. Injury or death of building occupants, lawsuits, property damage, and diminished trust in the organization by staff and the community are just a few of the possible consequences. The possibility of an active shooter incident Read More