Active Shooter Training Included in New Life Safety Learning Solutions from SAI Global

Press Release from SAI Global

CHICAGO, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SAI Global, a recognized leader of Integrated Risk Management solutions, today announced a full suite of Life Safety learning solutions with content on preventing, preparing for and reacting to extreme violence in the workplace. Developed with the Company's EthicsAnywhereâ„¢ learner-centric methodology for helping organizations change behavior around key risk areas, the suite offers a variety of instructional approaches for all types of learners spanning across all industries, regions and scenarios.

Workplace violence is an increasing concern -- costing companies an estimated US$121 billion annually -- and in recent years, the severity and frequency has escalated requiring employees to react quickly to terrorist activity and mass shooting events. According to the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), workplace active shooter incidents are now the third leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the U.S., making the human and psychological impact a sobering reality.

Extreme violence situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the last decade, active shooter events now happen within 5 minutes or less and result in more fatalities; 40 percent of shootings end in suicide at the scene or shortly thereafter rather than arrests, suggesting the objective is to inflict mass harm. Nearly 70 percent of situations end before law enforcement arrive. No matter the industry or setting, employees need to be prepared to spot warning signs of problematic behavior and react appropriately in the event of violence.