Violence Prevention

Broadside: Learning from shooting rampage..Fred Leland Interviewed on Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies

I had the opportunity tonight to sit down with Mel Robbins on the NECN show Broadside with Jim Braude. The topic of discussion was on work place violence prevention strategies. Leveraging the lessons learned!

Workplace Violence and Harassment: Bill 168 to Impact Franchise Systems

Employers have always had an obligation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the OHSA), to take all reasonable precautions to protect workers, a duty which is arguably already broad enough to encompass an obligation to protect workers from violence in the workplace. The recent amendments to the OHSA, which come into force June 15, 2010, confirm the extent of this duty, and also outline a number of specific steps employers must take in relation to violence and harassment at work.

Us or Them: The Best Strategy to Prevent Violence is Foreknowledge and Strength of Character

Is he a terrorist? Is he linked to an Islamic extremist group? If he is linked, how could he be a member of the United States Military? How could he be right under our noses and no one know whether he was a terrorist planning an attack on those he knew and worked with? All these questions and more surface in the aftermath of the Foot Hood killings; questions that should be asked as part of our efforts to understand and do everything in our power to prevent future acts of violence from occurring.

Rare events: Violence and Destruction...What are the Signs and Signals? (Don't Mind Your Own Business)

Most of us spend our lives in the solitude of peaceful work and social environments, the way American life should be. Yet every so often someone decides to take out their frustrations on the world and commit an act of violence that appears random and shocking. Our everyday norm puts us in a complacent mindset, unaware of our surroundings and ignoring the signs and signals of danger nearby.

Preventing Conflict and Violence by Way of Awareness, Collaborative Efforts and Resilient Networks by Fred Leland

“Uncertainty has been called the greatest challenge to security.”~ Geerat J. Vermeij

None of us escapes conflict; it is part of our daily lives. So how do we become more effective at recognizing potential threatening situations and come up with a more positive outcome driven strategy and methods to preventing and resolving conflicts and violence?

Can Diversity Thwart Crime?

How can we leverage the power of diversity, one of our greatest strengths, to fight crime and violence?

First, what is diversity? I found a definition from the University of Oregon that fits my view of what diversity means when it comes to people and conflict:

Maine officer foils gunman 'prepared to kill people'

PORTLAND, Maine — A man who says he was prepared to kill at least two people attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in a church basement Monday morning was arrested by a Portland High School resource officer as he loaded a high-powered rifle outside the church.

Officer Stephen Black said he was locking the rear school doors, as he does every day at 8 a.m., when he saw Herbert Jones, 46, holding a rifle in a small paved area behind the school known as Freshman Alley. He said he then saw Jones, whose back was to him, loading rounds into the gun.

Sheriff: Louisiana Eighth Grader Planned School Shooting

LAROSE, La. —  A Louisiana middle school student who stormed into a classroom Monday and fired a gunshot over a teacher's head, then shot himself in a bathroom had detailed plans for a rampage in a journal and suicide note, authorities said.

The 15-year-old student, whose name was not released, fired once around 9 a.m. local time inside a classroom at Larose-Cut Off Middle School, then shot himself in the head, said Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. He was in critical but stable condition. The teacher had never taught the teen.

Fred Leland on 1380 WNRI Career Life Balance Radio with Host Coach DQ Discussing Workplace Violence

Learn what you can do to recognize signs of danger in the workplace

Something a little different from our regular programming, yet an important topic to cover because you can never be too aware!  Unfortunately, it happens almost every day: a disgruntled employee walks into the workplace and starts shooting.  How can this be prevented?  What are the signs? What can business leaders do to avert disaster?

The Human Factor Preventing Violence and Building Resilient, Safe Campuses

By  Fred Leland

Law Enforcement and Security Consulting (LESC)

“Know yourself and know your enemy. You will be safe in every battle. You may know yourself but not know the enemy. You will then lose one battle for every one you win. You may not know yourself or the enemy. You will then lose every battle.” ~Sun Tzu

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