Shootings renew fears over workplace threats | Law Enforcement & Security Consulting

Three recent workplace shootings have again cast a spotlight on violence at work and the steps employers can take to recognize threats and protect employees, particularly in the ways they hire, fire or lay off workers.

“This certainly has been a busy week for us,” said Richard Denenberg, co-director of Workplace Solutions Inc., a Red Hook, N.Y.-based nonprofit crisis prevention consultant. “There is a lot to be learned from all of this.”

In one high-profile incident, on Nov. 5, in Temple, Texas, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old Army psychiatrist, allegedly went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, killing 13 U.S. soldiers and wounding 30 other individuals, most of them soldiers, before being apprehended.

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