SOURCE: AlliedBarton Security Services

AlliedBarton Security Services

May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus, Forest Advisors and the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency Present a Free Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, in partnership with Forest Advisors and the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL.

Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Workplace & Intimate Partner Violence, Forest Advisors, will be discussing domestic violence and its impact on the workplace at the seminar. "The workplace is where employees who are being abused spend at least eight hours a day," she said. "It can be an ideal place for them to get the support and resources to end the abuse in their lives. Employers that identify, manage and confront domestic violence in their workplace have the power to save money and save lives."

"Preparation is key in minimizing the effects of a workplace violence situation," said Pat Carr, Director, Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency. "This process starts with defined HR policies and effective leadership. You may not always be able to stop an incident from happening but having a plan in place to execute is paramount. Specific evacuation procedures and departmental directives to help your business get back to normal need to be addressed in your plan. Workplace violence prevention is leadership's responsibility and management must create a healthy environment for employees."

Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, AlliedBarton's Vice President of Learning & Development agrees with Paziotopoulos and Carr as he speaks to the workplace violence spectrum and truly how many individuals are threatened by violence each year. "Workplace violence can affect thousands of individual lives in varying degrees," he stated. "It is unfortunate that tragedy is what brings attention to this important topic and that needs to change. AlliedBarton, Forest Advisors and the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency are coming together to educate and work with the community to create awareness on workplace violence prevention so individuals can learn the signs of violence before tragedy strikes."

Seminar discussion topics will include domestic violence and its impact on the workplace; recognizing and preventing workplace violence; recent state policies and standards for plan implementation; community response procedures; and handling the media during a crisis.

Seminar attendees will receive a complimentary eBook copy of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton's President and CEO.

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.

Speakers and panel members include: Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Workplace & Intimate Partner Violence, Forest Advisors; the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency; and Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, AlliedBarton Vice President of Learning & Development.

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

About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions through a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug testing and fingerprinting. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers and in 2011 to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, HR Plus is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, and is U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certified. A division of AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus is supported by the national resources of the largest American-owned and managed security services provider. For more information call 1.800.332.PLUS or visit

About AlliedBarton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel. Client-focused security officers and managers located across the country are supported by national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices provide security for several thousand clients in many industries, including approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. As the most honored security officer services company, AlliedBarton leads the industry in award-winning programs. AlliedBarton has been recognized by Training magazine, ASTD, Corporate University Xchange, Leadership Excellence and the American Business Awards, among others. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit


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