Workplace Safety Issues For Security Managers


Presented by: Dana Turner  


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  Every institution's Security Manager is responsible for developing and managing the institution's Security Program. Maintaining the security environment is perhaps the most important 1% of every institution's business activities. The institution's approved Security Program is designed to create and to maintain a safe and secure environment for its employees to work -- and for its customers to conduct business. Businesses pay the price of workplace violence and other safety issues in lost time, decreased productivity, increased employee turnover, increasing medical and insurance costs, costly litigation, increased internal and external security, and lost trade.

This presentation addresses the increasing threat of violence -- including the mystique about workplace violence -- that presents special concerns for the Security Officer and an institution's employees. Although the presentation focuses upon workplace violence, many of the proposed solutions work well for non-criminal events, too. Statistically, one in every four Americans will become the victim of a violent act during their lifetimes, either at home, at work -- or anywhere in between. One of every six violent events occurs in the workplace. And most people are unprepared to make the decisions that may save their lives. The likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent crime is present in the related crimes of simple assault, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, extortion, hostage events, bomb threats, relationship abuse, terrorist acts and "random" assaults. In this presentation, we examine:
  • What events often occur -- personally and professionally -- that will likely lead to violence
  • Who the offenders really are -- and how they target potential victims
  • How to combine general safety strategies with specific techniques and tactics to defeat an offender's plan
  • When victims are most vulnerable -- and what behavioral options exist
  • The most common locations for an attack -- and how to recognize potentially dangerous situations
  • Why targets of violent events survived -- the benefits of logical vs. emotional decision-making
  • How using hypothetical problem-solving scenarios helps you to create effective self-defense plans
Presentation Topics
  • Do employers face any legal issues regarding workplace violence?
  • Why is a pre-employment screening process important?
    • Validating past employment history
    • Conducting background investigations
    • Conducting psychological testing
    • Conducting substance abuse testing
  • What prevention strategies should my institution adopt?
    • Developing policies
    • Establishing a complaint and follow up procedure
    • Establishing a threat policy and procedure
    • Conducting exit interviews
    • Reviewing and updating the security program and procedures
    • Documenting events
    • Installing emergency alarms
    • Installing surveillance cameras
    • Involving local law enforcement
    • Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)
    • Conducting training programs
    • Establishing and training a crisis management team
    • Training supervisors
    • Training personnel about conflict resolution techniques
    • Providing employee safety education programs
    • Providing Selected Services
This presentation is designed to help you:
  • Understand why non-crime acts and acts of social and workplace violence can occur anywhere -- at any time
  • Show the proven links between a person's lifestyle and his/her vulnerability to a personal attack -- and the critical risk behaviors of both victims and offenders
  • Create an alliance between the Security, Audit, Facility Management, Administration and Human Resources functions to work together to prevent acts of workplace violence -- and to handle them effectively and quickly if they do occur
  • Demonstrate just who the violent offenders are, whom they target -- and how they get into the workplace
  • Learn what motivates a violent offender -- and where they look for opportunities
  • Understand which acts of violence are the most common and most predictable -- and which ones generally offer no warning
Who should attend:
  • Security managers
  • Executives
  • Facility managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Human resource managers
About the Speaker: Dana Turner is a security practitioner based in Pipe Creek, Texas. Dana has served as a law enforcement officer in several capacities -- including the investigation of business and banking crimes -- and he is celebrating his 34th year in crime.

As a speaker and conference facilitator, Dana has delivered thousands of platform, telephone and Internet presentations. He has designed and participated in continuing education programs offered by state and national banking and credit union associations, state and federal examining and law enforcement agencies -- and state and national security, audit and human resources organizations.

As a consultant, Dana has participated in or led hundreds of projects and assisted in the development and delivery of components of seminars, schools and conferences. As a writer, Dana has written many manuals and books -- and numerous newspaper, trade publication and magazine articles published and distributed both nationally and internationally. Dana is the author of the Financial Institution Security Library and he also serves as one of the moderators in's Security Forum.

This program was recorded in its entirety in May 2013. The CD-ROM includes program slides, materials (if available) and follow-up Q & A document.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 March, 2013.

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