The [Alarming] 2019 Active Shooter Statistics
25 shootings, 70 wounded and 44 killed
You wouldn’t know it unless you look for it. For some reason, likely due to the increasing frequency of events, most shootings are unreported or forgotten. The reality is, this year is off to a bad start and companies must work to enhance awareness, prepare and begin taking steps for proactively preventing criminal acts, active shooters and mitigating recognized hazards. Have you considered what steps you’re going to take? – if not, why not? Safety concerns aside, there are many legal and regulatory requirements for establishing and maintaining the necessary due-regard for establishing an appropriate standard-of-care for the safety of others. This includes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), premise liability and negligent security matters. You can begin the process today for eliminating your exposure by resolving negligent factors associated with a failure to train or mitigate workplace recognized hazards.
1. Receive the necessary knowledge for understanding your exposure and compliance,
2. Assess your property or company to expose vulnerabilities, and;
3. Develop plans and receive training for effectively mitigating exposure to workplace hazards – lower your liability, ensure your compliance and the safety of your team.
- Risk Assessment from independent & experienced Law Enforcement / Security Experts.
- Active Shooter Training for strategically approaching prevention and preparation
As an effort to help companies understand individual exposure areas, we’re providing free information and assessments – with no risk or obligation to obtain service.
BluLine’s experts are industry approved, recognized leaders and members of the nation’s leading and most respected organizations, including the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC). The following
Active Shooter & Active Assailant
BluLine’s training division was developed to help companies address their exposure to the risks associated with workplace violence and active shooters. Annually, there are over 2 million workers affected by violence, and on average, over 500 workplace homicides – costing over $120 Billion/year.
Corporate and commercial “Active Violence” training is a basic fundamental requirement for becoming excellent at risk management and mitigating exposure. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), requires employer’s work to identify and eliminate all workplace “recognized hazards”. OSHA states companies who invest in training and risk assessments can significantly “minimize or eliminate” exposure to active shooters and workplace violence.
Active shooter training gives you the knowledge to prevent, detect and deter active shooters. BluLine helps your team make the most appropriate decisions based on your location, position, individual limitations and available resources. The purpose of this course is to help employers and employees prevent, identify and respond to active shooters. We help ensure businesses understand the police-citizen role and logistics during an active shooter. Our team of active and retired Police Officers have the experience, education and training necessary for addressing your exposure and helping you maintain your compliance – above all, our mission is helping keep you safe.
This is recommended for all safety-oriented employers interested in promoting a safe work environment, optimizing productivity and developing a reputation for the safety of others. Most employers provide training annually, however due to the recent frequency of events, bi-annual or more frequent training is recommended. Eliminating distractions from concerns related to active shooters and workplace violence provides peace of mind and ensures your team remains focused. Our goal is to help you establish and maintain a standard-of-care for ensuring the safety of others. At a minimum, we recommend all companies with over twenty-five (25) employees, those with a human resource department, who work in direct contact with the public and the following, attend:
High Risk Exposure – Top 3:
- Hospitality – Hotels, motels and resorts
- Healthcare – Hospitals, rehabilitation centers and mental health facilities
- Human Services – Banks, corporate headquarters, education, insurance, law firms, media and broadcasting
- No risk or obligation – You have nothing to lose and everything to gain
- Have a better understanding of “Active Shooters” and how they develop
- Enhance your situational awareness and understand your exposure
- Learn your limitations – mental, emotional and physical
- Learn the skills necessary for identifying suspicious behavior – “Red Flags”
- Learn how to report suspicious behavior – at home, work, the internet and social media
- Learn to recognize alcohol and drug abuse and other destructive behavior patterns
- Learn the fundamental requirements necessary for survival and helping others
- Learn how the Police and First responders react, and
- Ensure you take the necessary steps for maintaining your legal obligations
Security Risk Assessments
BluLine’s Risk Management division was developed to help companies, organizations and government agencies minimize and eliminate exposure to liability from negligent security and premise liability – security inadequacies and active shooters. Our mission is to ensure our clients understand exposures and how to maintain compliant with the law while ensuring their continue safety. Risk assessments and security reviews are excellent for ensuring the basic fundamental requirements necessary for achieving security excellence. There is no immunity to negligence arising from security shortfalls, ignored hazards or active shooters — costing over $120 Billion/year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), requires employers work to identify and mitigate workplace “recognized hazards”. You can trust our independent and experienced experts to help safeguard you and your team.
A risk assessment is a comprehensive review and inspection of current security systems, programs, plans and methods. The “all-encompassing” nature of a security assessment guarantees every effort is made to identify pertinent assets, vulnerabilities and threats to your organization. Risk assessments include a detailed written report identifying current conditions, the adequacy of security and include recommendations for improvement or upgrade. BluLine is committed to providing the most practical plans and solutions – while carefully maintaining a healthy balance between security and convince. This balance is necessary for ensuring compliance and achieving security excellence.
Individual requirements vary by state, however it’s important to understand that although not all organizations are directly exposed to regulations imposed by OSHA, all organizations are exposed indirectly based on premise liabilities, standards and negligent security. Generally, it’s recommended to follow the compliance standards of OSHA’s “general duty clause”. Section 5(a)(1), requires employers continually have measures for identifying potential workplace hazards that “are currently causing harm, or have the potential to cause harm”. Premise liability is the concept of exposure to negligent security based on bringing into question the adequacy of security and having failed to show a standard-of-care or due-regard as owed by land owners to people occupying your property. In summary, exposure to negligence arises anytime someone can prove the maintenance, condition or care of your property led to or caused an injury or death. Risk assessments help you understand your exposure and is a basic fundamental requirement necessary for showing you considered the safety of others.
High Risk Exposure – Top 3:
- Hospitality – Hotels, Motels and Resorts
- Healthcare – Hospitals, Rehabs, Mental Health
- Human Services – Corporate headquarters, Law firms, Education, Insurance, Banks, Media and Broadcasting
- It is completely risk free and there’s NO obligation
- Gain a better understanding of the adequacy of your security and environment
- Enhance your awareness and understanding of exposure to negligent security
- Identify assets, expose vulnerabilities and mitigate exposure to crime / violence
- Ensure the adequacy of security operating policies, procedures and emergency action plans
- Get practical advice and solutions for improving overall security conditions
- Establish and develop an excellent standard-of-care for ensuring the safety of others
- Learn to recognize vulnerabilities, shortfalls and security inadequacies
- Promote a workplace free from recognized hazards as defined by OSHA
- Develop a reputation for safety, optimize productivity and lower liability