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There is nothing as damaging to a company’s reputation & employee morale as an act of workplace violence.

Many companies turn to Infortal when the risk or threats of workplace violence arise. Rapid response and professional threat assessment is essential. We provide professional threat risk assessment, armed protection specialists, and liaison with law enforcement agencies.

There are many steps an employer can take to prevent workplace violence incidents; see below.

What we do

You can count on Infortal when an incident occurs. Infortal specializes in threat risk assessment and providing armed protection for threat situations at work (workplace violence) and for executive protection during high-profile public events.  We also provide armed escort and protection when your executives are travelling internationally, or at shareholder meetings if hostility is expected, or for other reasons.

Infortal provides a professional threat assessment to evaluate the risks from a specific situation or threat.   We will advise you based on a security threat assessment whether the risks are low, medium or high level risk to your people and your organization.  It can be a very scary time, and often not all of the facts are well known or clearly identified. Let us help you to sort out what are the most important risk issues and help you to diffuse violence and protect your employees.

Most workplace threats can be prevented or diffused.

We have conducted threat assessments for over 30 years and work closely with law enforcement agencies (and forensic psychiatrists, where needed) to help minimize your threat level.

We will also work with your Executive team, Security, Facilities and HR teams to help diffuse potential risks to your people and facilities.

There are always warning signs in cases of workplace violence. Unfortunately, in many situations, these signs are ignored or not escalated internally in time for professional security expertise and armed specialists to intervene. Early intervention is critical to diffuse the threat or calm the situation down and protect the lives of your employees and coworkers.

Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from
threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide, one of the leading causes of job-related deaths.
Workplace violence threats occur far more frequently than is reported in news media. The news media typically report workplace violence issues when police SWAT teams are required or unfortunately where injuries or deaths occur. Most companies resolve workplace violence issues without engaging the press to avoid scandal or perception that the employer was to blame in any way.
According to OSHA 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were 453 workplace homicide victims in 2018.

Of those victims who died from workplace violence:

  • 82% were male
  • 47% were white
  • 66% were aged 25 to 54
  • 20% were working in sales and related occupations, 19% were performing protective service activities.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 20,790 workers in private industry experienced trauma from non-fatal workplace violence in 2018. These incidents required days away from work.

Of those victims who experienced trauma from workplace violence:

  • 71% were female
  • 64% were aged 25 to 54
  • 73% worked in the healthcare and social assistance industry
  • 20% required 31 or more days away from work to recover, and 21% involved 3 to 5 days away from work

Training is essential to understanding workplace violence and for recognizing the warning signs of violence. Executives, Human Resources staff, and security personnel at your company should be trained to recognize the warning signs of workplace violence annually.
Your company should also have a Zero Tolerance for Violence policy that is communicated to all employees. This policy needs to be actively reinforced by managers and supervisors on an ongoing basis; if management does not support this policy then threats may pass undetected or under-reported until a serious issue occurs. All threats in the workplace need to be taken seriously and reported to HR and management as quickly as possible so that the risk can be assessed by professionals.

Protect your people and secure your assets

What do you get?

To benefit from our Protection Programs, please contact us. 

  • Armed Protection Details
  • Workplace Violence Training
  • How To Recognize The Warning signs
  • Workplace Violence policy
  • Crisis Management Plans
  • Threat Risk Assessment
  • Executive Protection
  • Detailed Threat Assessment Background Check (of threatener)
  • Law enforcement liaison
  • Post Incident analysis
  • Threat Diffusion Techniques

When does harassing and intimidating office talk become more than that?
What constitutes threatening talk and threatening behavior?

What is the difference between a veiled threat and a direct threat?
What should you do about these situations?
How should you prepare for a layoff or terminate a potentially aggressive or violent employee?

Train your employees to recognize the warning signs & how to escalate concerns within your company.

Implement a Crisis Management Team or Crisis Response Team.

Work with highly trained professionals to evaluate threats and risk situations.

Remember regular security guards can only observe and report; they are not trained to deal with violent situations and people carrying weapons.

Infortal’s highly trained armed specialists carry concealed weapons and are trained for effective response, yet also know how to calm down a person who may be behaving aggressively to prevent further.

Workplace Violence Protection (Armed Protection Specialists)

Sometimes bad things do happen to good people and the statistics are sobering:

  • Some 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence every year.
  • According to NIOSH these acts result in 240,000 injuries each year with approximately 1,000 fatalities. Each non-fatal incident costs approximately $250,000 in lost productivity, losses and legal fees.
  • Homicide remains the third leading cause of fatal occupational injuries for all workers and remains the second leading cause of fatal occupational injuries for women.
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Preparation and training are key to having your employees effectively identify and escalate problem behavior to management levels.

If they do not know how to communicate these issues and do not recognize the warning signs of impending violent behavior then you may be faced with an extreme situation that may have been avoidable.

Contact us for more information on our Workplace Violence Protection solutions.

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