Sheriff's department sponsors workplace violence prevention seminar |
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The Shelby County Sheriff's Department, AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, in partnership with ASIS International, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar.
The seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will provide opening remarks. All attendees will receive a copy of Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success, www.potentialthebook.com, written by AlliedBarton's CEO on how organizations can lower their workplace violence risk.
"Workplace violence takes a terrible toll on our society in terms of economic loss and more importantly in terms of human suffering," said Chief Joseph Ruff, Director of Training, Shelby County Sheriff's Department. "When we use the term violence we really mean aggression in any form. The scars from constant psychological attacks are no less real than the ones from physical attacks. We must educate our work force at every level, from CEOs to entry level employees, on how to identify workplace violence and the impending signs and provide them with clear instructions on who to tell and how to act when they or a co-worker becomes a victim."
Speakers and panel members include: Mark Luttrell, Mayor, Shelby County; Chief Joseph Ruff, Director of Training, Shelby County Sheriff's Department; Michael Hogan, CPP, Director of Security and Support Operations, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and Brent O'Bryan, SPHR, AlliedBarton Vice President of Learning & Development.
Information provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.