Claremore Daily Progress

Crime/Courts

February 3, 2013

Workplace violence focus of seminar

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CLAREMORE —

An open campus presents additional challenges for safety.
What works are policies and procedures. Document warning signs or actions that may lead to a major event.
Brown recommends sharing information between department or shift supervisors.
Keep a floor map, employee records and medical information in a portable manner to assist law enforcement if an incident occurs.
Train employees to run, hide, and fight, if an active shooter attacks.
Downum said, business owners should be prepared and train employees. There may be some costs associated with preparation but free resources are available.
One free resource for businesses is a video presented by the Department of Homeland Security found on the Internet at wwwreadyhoustontx.gov. 
The Department of Homeland Security offers additional tools including model training policies for businesses.
“There is a cost of doing something and a cost of doing nothing,” Downum said.

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