Survey examines the need for active shooter training in the US workplace

Published: Thursday, 10 January 2019 09:12

A new poll commissioned by Cintas Corporation has found that 35 percent of employed Americans are not confident they would know what to do if an active shooter enters a building they are in. The survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,076 US adults ages 18 and older who are currently employed.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were 500 workplace homicides in the United States in 2016. Shootings accounted for 79 percent of these.

“Although rare, workplace shootings are unfortunately increasing,” said Tom Lally, Director of Training & Compliance – First Aid & Safety, Cintas. “In light of this, employers and employees need to prepare for the worst.”

In response to the clear need for training in this area, Cintas has teamed up with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety, to offer on-site workplace violence prevention and active shooter training.