Business & Legal Resources’ Accredited Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium Will Return to Orlando March 2-3, 2017

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BLR to reprise popular conference on violence mitigation tactics due to demand among American employers.

Live Conference, March 2-3, 2017 in Orlando.

Live Conference, March 2-3, 2017 in Orlando.

Roughly 2 million workers a year are affected by some form of workplace violence, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These violent incidents average $500,000 in lawsuits and $3 million in jury awards. The 2017 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium, held March 2-3 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, will help employers combat these costs and mitigate the risk of a violent attack on their workplace.

The event will bring together regulators, law enforcement, safety experts, and risk management professionals to outline tactical strategies for protecting your facility from security breaches, workplace violence, and legal liabilities under OSHA’s General Duty Clause and other laws.

Designed for safety managers and HR professionals, this immersive 1.5-day conference features powerful keynotes, substantive breakout sessions, and skills-building workshops on:

  • Real-life examples illustrating employers' duties under OSHA's general duty clause
  • How to legally use integrity and personality tests to screen new hires
  • Evaluating and minimizing security risks in your workplace--across all work sites
  • Essential policy, record keeping, and response strategies for drafting comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans
  • De-escalation techniques to minimize violent outbursts
  • Potential legal obligations under ADA, FMLA, and other laws concerning mental health issues
  • Strategies for minimizing risks of workplace violence related to intimate partner violence
  • Active shooter table-top exercises

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The conference also qualifies for re-certification credit for both HR and safety professionals—up to 1.075 re-certification points for CSPs, CHSTs, OHSTs, and CMP credit for CHMMs, and for CM credits for CIHs who attend. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) may also be available for environmental managers participating in this live event. The program has also been pre-approved for 9.5 re-certification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at BLR is recognized by SHRM to offer 9.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

You can register for the event at Registration will close on February 24, 2017 or when the event reaches capacity.

For questions, contact Kim St. Lawrence at kstlawrence(at)blr(dot)com.

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