The Santa Monica shooting is just another example of workplace violence. It started as a domestic situation…the shooter took the life of his Dad and his brother, and then the violence infiltrated the Santa Monica College. In the also tragic Sandy Hook situation, the shooter took the life of his mother and then went to the school to commit one of the most horrific crimes of our time. Once again, domestic violence infiltrates our workplaces.
What can we do? Of course we can’t prevent all of these incidents, but we can make certain that our workplaces have the tools that we need to do everything in our power to prevent these incidents from occurring at our organizations. Do you have policies? Training? Incident Management Teams? Have you trained your staff to observe and report any behavioral changes of other employees or customers to security?
People never snap! There are always pre-incident indicators.
As our folks at homeland security say, “If you see something, say something.” It could save not one life, but many.