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BLR and EHS Daily Advisor's Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2018 March 6-7

BLR®, the leading provider of employment, safety and environmental compliance information and technology, is pleased to announce that the third annual Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2018 will return March 6-7 in Savannah, Georgia.

The Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2018 is the nation's leading conference on workplace violence prevention, equipping employers with proven strategies to mitigate the increasing risk and impact of potentially life-threatening workplace attacks. The two-day conference offers expert-led sessions on topics including:

  • Employment screening practices, security perimeters, and workforce training to minimize workplace violence risks
  • Strategies to balance employer obligation to protect employees with states' gun control and concealed-carry laws
  • Tips for effectively managing ideological intolerance and violent language in your workplace, while still respecting employees' personal views and right to free speech
  • Ways to leverage predictive analytics, big data, and new technology like wearables to address threat assessment and risk management
  • Practical actions you can take to create a culture of respect and mental health support

"Today, workplace homicide is the 4th leading cause of death in the workplace," says Amanda Czepiel, J.D., senior managing editor of EHS for BLR. "With recent attacks like the Las Vegas massacre at the forefront of American minds, it's important that employers feel prepared to manage a violence risk or respond appropriately if an incident occurs. The Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium will help attendees understand the risks, roll out their own prevention plans, and make sure they are doing their due diligence and fulfilling legal obligations when it comes to protecting their employees."

Among the Speakers at the Symposium are Dethra Giles, CEO of ExecuPrep; Lynn Fairweather, president of Presage Consulting and Training, LLC; Barry Nixon, executive director of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.; Jeffrey Zisner, president & CEO of AEGIS Security & Investigations Inc.; Jim Sawyer, director of Security Services at Seattle Children's Hospital; and Catherine Mattice, president of Civility Partners.

The event will take place at the Andaz Savannah, a boutique hotel in the heart of historic Savannah, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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