Fix It When possible address issues that might result in violence in the

Fix it when possible address issues that might result

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Fix It. When possible, address issues that might result in violence in the workplace and develop action plans to minimize or eliminate risk.
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Page 24 of 31 Evaluate It. Once the appropriate fix has been implemented, it is important to evaluate whether it has been successful in controlling the incident, or potential threat to the safety and security of others. When preparing for the possibility of active violence or an active shooter situation at your organization’s facility, consider the following: Ensure your facility has at least two evacuation routes and post evacuation routes in conspicuous locations throughout the facility to increase youth awareness. Institute controls to entry ways, such as keys or security pass codes. Develop an active shooter training plan (recognizing the sound of gunshots, reacting quickly when gunshots are heard and/or when a shooting is witnessed, evacuating the area, hiding out, acting against the shooter as last resort, calling 911 and reacting when law enforcement arrives). Create an evacuation and hide out plan for active shooter situations. Taking action against the shooter is a last resort option if you are in imminent danger and cannot evacuate or hide out. When a hostile person(s) is actively causing deadly harm, posing imminent threat of deadly harm, or is barricaded within a building, the following procedures should be followed: Initiate HARD Lockdown procedures. If communication is available, call 9-1-1 or other appropriate emergency numbers. Do not stay in open areas. Do not sound the fire alarm. A fire alarm would signal the occupants in the rooms to evacuate the building and thus place them in potential harm as they attempted to exit. Lock all hallway doors, and barricade doors to the best of your ability using furniture. Raise blinds to exterior windows. Attempt to hide from the interior hallway door/window as much as possible. Try to stay calm and be as quiet as possible. Should an active shooter gain access to your facility: FIGHT and/or attempt to evacuate out of an exterior door if possible. If for some reason you are caught in an open area, such as a hallway or main congregation area, you must decide what action to take.
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Page 25 of 31 o You can try to hide, but make sure it is a well hidden space or you may be found as the intruder moves through the building looking for victims. o If you think you can safely make it out of the building by running, then do so. Keep any objects you can between you and the hostile person(s) while in the building. When away from the immediate area of danger, summon help any way you can and warn others. o The last option you have, if caught in an open area, may be to fight back. This is dangerous, but depending on your situation, this could be an option.
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