Workplace Violence: The Emotional and Financial Impact of an Active Shooter Event

Thursday 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Session Description

Based on a historical analysis the reality of workplace violence is that the threat starts from within. Understanding that disgruntled employees and domestic partners are the two most likely perpetrators of violence in the workplace is fundamental in understanding how to prepare a response plan. Key to every incident is quick and accurate notification to building occupants and law enforcement. Just as important is an understanding of the best practices for escaping, evading and protection. New emergency trauma care training is essential to reduce casualties and easy to teach staff. These three components can reduce casualties and mitigate liability in the event a crisis occurs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the realities of the threats to staff in the workplace
  2. Best pracitices for actions to take during and after a violent event
  3. Immediate responders are those capable of taking action until law enforcement and paramedics arrive.


Douglas Parisi MPA, KS LE Certification

Douglas B. Parisi is a former police captain with over 20+ years of experience. He has personal experience and training on active shooter incidents and civilian response. He now works for SafeDefend helping to bring awareness and training to schools, governments and businesses on the best practices for preparing to, protection during and responding after a violent encounter.