As a requirement dictated by Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requirements and Civil law, the growing number of companies purporting to provide security and risk management training is increasing with each violent workplace incident. The solution to selecting a qualified company for this delicate task is expertise in the field and qualified individuals with sterling reputations. CGPGMG, LLC consults in the area of work place defense strategies and training for safety to mitigate the risk and reduce liability. Topics include critical incident response of employees to focus on survival and not engaging violent offenders. Workplace violence awareness, corporate security, investigations, and risk management. CGPGMG, LLC prides itself on their expertise in civilian based response to active shooters mitigating risk unmet by other training providers.
CGPGMG, LLC maintains that the majority of the following incidents and the resulting statistics are completely preventable. Not only are they often preventable, employers have a legal obligation to protect employees from workplace violence. According to the FBI report entitled “Workplace Violence-Issues in Response”, “Businesses are under a variety of legal obligations to safeguard their employees’ well-being and security.” These obligations stem from (OSHA) requirements as well as Civil Rights law requirements. The following statistical data clearly demonstrates that violence can happen anywhere at any time.
The following Failure Event Statistics have been compiled from a number of notable sources illustrating the demand for this unique training unmet in today’s marketplace.
Violent Incidents in the Corporate Environment
According to the FBI report “Workplace Violence-Issues in Response,” “In general, the violent acts occur as workers are performing their normal tasks.”
• Orlando, Florida -November 2009 – A suspect was arraigned on first-degree murder charges in the killing of one and the wounding of five others at a business where he once worked. - Former Employee
• Albuquerque, New Mexico-July 2010 – Three were killed (including the shooter) and four others were wounded by a man who was angry over a custody dispute. - Domestic Dispute
• St. Louis, Missouri-January 2010 – Four killed, 5 wounded -manufacturing plant - Current Employee
• Kennesaw, Georgia-January 2010 – Two killed, two injured-truck rental office - Former Employee
• Grand Rapids, Michigan-January 2011 – A woman destroys a towing office and assaults employees over a bill she received. Cost in damage was several thousand dollars. - Disgruntled Client
CGPGMG, LLC is prepared to provide practical solutions to common workplace security issues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, citing Bureau of Labor statistics, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI):
• (CFOI) reported 11,613 workplace homicide victims between 1992 and 2006.
• 2009 (CFOI) statistics indicate that 12% of fatal work injuries were a result of homicide.
• According to (CFOI) statistics, the “assaults and violent acts” category was the only type of event to see an increase in fatal work injuries from 2008 to 2009.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics:
• In 2008 there were 30 multiple-fatality workplace homicide incidents. On average, about two people died in each of these incidents.
• A breakdown of the 2008 statistics shows that:
◦ 1. Shootings accounted for 80% of all homicides. 2. Co-workers and former co-workers were the assailants in 12% of the shootings. 3. Robbers were the assailants in 40% of the shootings. 4. Nearly half of the shootings occurred in public buildings, thereby endangering bystanders.
According to NIOSH:
“Acts of violence such as physical assaults or threatening behaviors represent a significant health and safety risk to workers. The Bureau of Justice Statistics indicates that around 1.7 million workers in the United States are the victims of workplace assaults, and that homicide is now the fourth leading cause of death while on the job.” (NIOSH).
*The following references were used to compile these facts:
• Bureau of Labor Statistics
• Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)