Security consultant joins NFIB to discuss ways of securing your business and preventing workplace violence.
NFIB’s Workplace Safety in a Violent World webinar discusses how to secure your business and prevent violence in the workplace. The special guest was Carol Dodgen of Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC. Her company provides services including training, ATM lighting inspections, and security assessments to financial institutions, government entities, and businesses. She joined NFIB Small Business Legal Center Executive Director Elizabeth Milito in a webinar to discuss the many challenges businesses face when it comes to preventing and deterring workplace violence.
“There are so many challenges small businesses face,” said Dodgen. “The anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action will remove or reduce risk.”
The webinar discussed numerous topics, including:
- Understanding the types of workplace violence
- Warning signs/pre-incident indicators
- Reporting incident information
- Counseling and defusing
- Handling disciplinary actions, including terminations
- Triggering events
- Creating policies and procedures
“It is important to preplan, plan, and deescalate any workplace situations that would lead to violence,” added Dodgen. “Having a plan will help you react quickly to what is going on and prevent tragedy.”
To hear more from Dodgen about workplace safety, watch the full webinar on-demand now. Join NFIB’s next webinar, “ADA Disability Access: Hot Lawsuit Trends,” on Wednesday, November 1, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Expert defense attorney Minh Vu will discuss the different types of ADA lawsuits plaintiffs are bringing and ways to avoid being the target of a serial plaintiff.