Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
With recent shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin, many employers and institutions are wondering what steps they can take to protect their employees and the public. To help, Dickinson Wright and Incident Management Team, have joined together to host “Surviving Active Intruder/Shooter Incidents – Preparation, Response, Recovery” Seminars in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids during the month of September.
This seminar will teach attendees how to assess risk, manage incidents and develop safety and protective practices for their customers, employees and stakeholders. The program is designed as a hands-on, interactive training encouraging participants to understand vulnerabilities to threats, litigation issues, their own organization’s Health and Safety capabilities, and preparedness. The seminar will review active shooter incident case histories, benchmark best practices from the Department of Homeland Security and OSAH/MIOSHA guidelines, define training strategies, roles of organization violence prevention team members, and enhance the company’s safety program to prepare for such incidents.
“It’s important that employees should feel safe when they come to work day in and day out,” said David Houston, member at Dickinson Wright PLLC. “By teaming with Marilyn and Ken at IMT, we are hoping to shed some insight on how Michigan businesses can be prepared for an active intruder incident. We hope that they will never have to use these tools, but we want them and their employees to be prepared nonetheless.”
“We are glad to be hosting these seminars with Dickinson Wright and providing valuable information to Michigan companies,” said Marilyn Knight, president & CEO of IMT. “It’s important to know the signs and be prepared for these types of situations. Our goal is for employers to understand potential threats and how to prepare their employees for these types of incidents.”
Marilyn Knight, MSW, Dr. Kenneth Wolf, Ph.D. from Incident Management Team, Center for Workplace Violence Prevention and Attorney David Houston from Dickinson Wright PLLC will present this free seminar. The seminar is supported in part with funding from the CET Division of MIOSHA. Specific details for each location are below.
“Surviving Active Intruder/Shooter Incidents – Preparation, Response, Recover” Seminars
September 12 (Lansing), September 27 (Detroit), & September 28 (Grand Rapids)
Lansing: Kellogg Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824
Detroit: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy, MI 48083
Grand Rapids: Pine Rest, 300 68th Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Contact Kelly Durso at 313-223-3085 or kdurso(at)dickinsonwright(dot)com
About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC has over 280 lawyers in offices located in Detroit, Troy, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright LLP has over 25 lawyers in Toronto, Canada.
About The Incident Management Team, Inc.
The Incident Management Team, Inc. (IMT) is a nationally recognized consulting and training organization, specializing in pre-incident prevention, crisis management, and post-incident recovery. IMT was founded in 1994 by Marilyn Knight, M.S.W. and Kenneth Wolf, Ph.D., who have responded to the aftermath of the Royal Oak and Dearborn Post Office Shootings, the World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks and the Oklahoma City Bombing. IMT staff is a variety of multi-disciplinary experts and specialists in forensic psychology who have consulted with Federal and local law enforcement agencies, Fortune 500 companies and governmental entities in the design and implementation of workplace violence and threat assessment programs. They are security experts specializing in personal and executive protection and the management of the potentially dangerous individual.