LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - 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, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar on Wednesday, July 24, at 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The seminar will take place at the Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave., Louisville, KY, in the Carl F. Pollard Gallery. Guests will receive complimentary breakfast and lunch.
"While we cannot predict if a workplace violence event will occur, we must have a plan for that possibility," said speaker Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, Vice President of Learning & Development, AlliedBarton. "It is an employer's responsibility to educate their employees on workplace violence prevention procedures. The only way to stop an incident before it happens is to be proactive and ensure all employees are aware of your plan, participate in training and drills, and know your organization's course of action for when an incident occurs."
"Workplace violence prevention involves support from company leadership and a rigorous program which includes policies and procedures," said Stefan Brown, Global Security Director, GE Home & Business Solutions. "Most importantly, you must have an engaged base of employees that are comfortable reporting suspicious behavior, persons or activities, which is proven to help maintain a safe and secure work environment."
Lieutenant Brent Routzahn, SWAT/Louisville Metro Police Department, will also be in attendance and will present on civilian active shooter response. Presentations will also be given on practical preparedness and recovery after a workplace violence event and a corporate perspective on workplace violence preparation and education.
Seminar attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle and copies of "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" by Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton. Guests can also take part in a free 30 minute guided walking tour of the historic Churchill Downs after the event.
Potential, www.potentialthebook.com, 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 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 and occupational health screening, 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 self-certifies adherence to the U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks. 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 www.hrplus.com.
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 AlliedBarton.com.