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Threat Assessment: Recognizing Potential Workplace Violence

Threat Assessment: Recognizing Potential Workplace Violence - Growth & Development, Training & Education, Safety and Security Training, Active Shooter Response

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Homeland Security provides the following information on how to recognize a potentially dangerous individual in the workplace. 

An active shooter in your workplace may be a current or former employee, or an acquaintance of a current or former employee, a patient or former patient and/or their family or friends, students or medical trainees. Intuitive managers and coworkers may notice characteristics of potentially violent behavior in an employee. Alert Human Resources (and/or Security) if you believe an employee or coworker exhibits potentially violent behavior. 

Individuals do not typically just "snap," but display indicators of potentially violent behavior over time. If these behaviors are recognized, they can often be managed and treated. Potentially violent behaviors by an individual may include one or more of the following: