(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is helping businesses tackle the sensitive and all-too-real subject of workplace violence. On August 14, the Active Threats in the Workplace Workshop will focus on how to identify, address and prevent these tragic incidents from happening.
Industry expert Vantage Point Consulting will be presenting the program. The event is designed to equip participants and their businesses with the knowledge to detect warning signs and respond to an active threat, should it arise, as well as demonstrate techniques for de-escalation and prevention activities that can help keep businesses safe.
Employees’ mental state of mind and other factors, including situational awareness and sharing information, will also be discussed. Attendees will leave the workshop with a preventative checklist to take back to their business as a basis for creating a plan to ensure a safer environment.
Attendees will leave the workshop with a preventative checklist to take back to their business as a basis for creating a plan to ensure a safer environment.
Troy Jester, president of Vantage Point Consulting, says there are two compelling reasons for businesses to participate in this type of training.
“(Obviously), one is to protect lives – their co-workers and visitors. But also, regulatory agencies like OSHA are becoming more vigilant and becoming more aggressive with organizations that do not do any training and do not do any physical assessments to minimize the risk of these events from occurring.”
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indiana Chamber conference center in downtown Indianapolis. The cost to attend is $399 for each Indiana Chamber member and $499 for each non-member.
Later in the month, another type of workplace safety takes center stage with the annual OSHA seminars. The OSHA 30-Hour Course for General Industry will be held August 20-23 at the Indiana Chamber conference center. Attendees can learn from former Indiana OSHA compliance officer and trainer Wilder Allen, a renowned safety training professional with more than 38 years of experience.
The registration fee is $899 for each Indiana Chamber member, with a $1,099 list price.
For those needing a more compact primer, there is the option to attend the first two days (August 20-21) and complete the OSHA 10-Hour Course for General Industry. The registration fee is $499 for each Indiana Chamber member, with a $599 list price.
Upon completion of either of the two OSHA courses, attendees will receive the OSHA General Industry Card. Both OSHA workshops are presented by Safety Management Corporation.
Wrapping up the August conferences is the Supervising and Managing People Workshop presented by FlashPoint Leadership Consulting. FlashPoint’s Rachel Tomasik will be leading this two-day program on August 28-29.
The course will cover foundational management techniques and is ideal for both new managers and seasoned professionals looking to refresh their skillset.
Special pricing is available when sending multiple attendees to the same event. Continuing education credits are available for the OSHA and supervising seminars.
Register for these and other Indiana Chamber events online at www.indianachamber.com/conferences or by calling (317) 264-6885.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”