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August 15, 2013 09:09 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services to Host Free Seminar -- Making the Case: Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Industry

ORANGE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar, Making the Case: Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Industry, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The seminar will take place at CHOC Children's Hospital -- Wade Educational Center, 1201 W. La Veta Ave., Orange, CA. Lunch will be provided.

"More than 60 percent of all nonfatal workplace assaults occur in hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities, and other social-services locations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making this a critical sector for security and prevention," said speaker Ken Bukowski, Vice President of Healthcare, AlliedBarton Security Services. "One of the most essential elements in winning the battle of workplace violence prevention in healthcare is to open the channels of communication within the industry and build relationships with outside resources such as local law enforcement, to better protect staff, patients and visitors."

"ALiCE (Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) workplace violence prevention training is quickly becoming a new standard across the nation," said presenter Bret Bandick, Trainer, The ALiCE Training Institute. "Research shows that hospital shootings are actually more common than the more highly publicized school shootings. Because of the unique environment a hospital poses, including individuals unable to evacuate immediately or family members and loved ones who may not be prepared to leave the bedside of a patient, it is important that we prepare and train hospital staff to protect themselves and save others."

"There is great value to establishing a partnership between local law enforcement, security and community groups when addressing the safety and security of your people and property," said speaker Cynthia L. Conner, Lieutenant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, County Services Bureau. "By collaborating through effective communication and partnership, we can decrease the risk of an incident happening."

"If an incident does take place, you need to be prepared for how to handle the situation after the crisis calms down," said presenter Diana L. Courteau, Principal, Courteau & Associates. "You need to consider the liability aspects, employee morale, what attention was brought to this publicly, and how to accurately assess claims and liability."

Seminar attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a copy of the book by Bill Whitmore, President and CEO of AlliedBarton, "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success."

Potential,, shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.

Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.

About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit


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