Unfortunately, the rate of shootings committed by co-workers or former co-workers has remained steady, with an average of 45 homicides per year between 1992 and 2006. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Workplace violence is growing in public awareness, with many high profile cases being covered extensively on televisions across the country. Workplace violence can have a profound and disturbing effect on everyone involved, but preparation is the key to increasing your chances of survival.
Every company wanting to be prepared, should have an emergency response plan that is properly communicated and practiced with all of the company’s employees. All employees should learn how to protect themselves and assist others who may be injured in a violent attack. Silverback offers BITT Training (Basic Improvised Trauma Treatment) courses that are specifically designed for an active attacker event in the workplace. Learn the techniques and skills necessary to give yourself a fighting chance to survive this traumatic situation.
Hands-on instruction and repetition is critically important to allow these newly learned skills to take over during a stressful event. You will be taught by experienced trauma medic professionals how to improvise medical treatments that could save the lives of your coworkers.