For the first time in history, The McAfee Institute brings together the industries best to form the only board certification focused on preventing, investigating and responding to crisis and threats in the workplace.
Active shooter scenarios and workplace violence situations unfold quickly leaving the employees vulnerable with little time to respond and mitigate the event. More Americans are murdered at work than die at work from any other cause. OSHA reports 1,000 workplace homicides per year and when adjusted for estimated incidents not reported to OSHA exceeds 1,500 per year. OSHA estimates assaults in the workplace at 2 million per year with other estimates as high as 10 million per year. OSHA estimates sexual assaults in the workplace at 51,000 per year with other estimates as high as 500,000 per year.
Estimates of the economic impact of workplace violence range from $70 million to $200 million annually. Workplace violence results in 1,175,100 lost workdays annually; $55 million in lost wages annually, lost productivity, legal expenses, property damage, diminished public image and increased security costs.
The skills that you will learn by studying for the WVTS will help you to become the resident expert in dealing with potential work place violence situations, threats in the workplace, active shooter situations and more. You will learn everything from Threat Assessment, Prevention, Implementation, Investigation, Prosecution, Root Cause Analysis, and Response.
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In addition, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a WVTS®.
Applicant must provide a copy of certified transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than experience to qualify. Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist.
Welcome to WVTS Board Certification
Overview of WPV
Prevention Program - Design and Implementation
Threat Assessment Program
Management and Response
Employment, Legal & Reporting
Audit & Analysis
I've been investigating Workplace violence events/issues for over two decades. I was initially skeptical that I was going to be able to take anything away from this course. I am happy to say that I was mistaken. This course was very good! I particularly enjoy that the material can be accessed online at anytime. Very convenient!... The course was very well laid out. and informative. I highly recommended for HR,LP, and management professionals in any industry. Well worth the time.
My overall experience with this course was very good. I felt the process and progression of the chapters was very well organized. As an online course it was extremely user friendly and simple to navigate. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The only negative comment I have is that there is some grammatical mistakes in the reading portions. But outside of that a good course.
great course, enjoyed it.
Great content, broken up with video, reading assignments and practical exercises, which kept it from being dry. Joshua, the facilitator, has a true gift in delivering training content and knows his material very well. For me the course was a nice blend of refresher material and new knowledge, much of which I feel will be very helpful. The videos are done well, professional quality.