“Critical Incidents in the Workplace” Set for May 10 at RCC

ASHEBORO (April 27, 2017)

With incidents of violence being reported across the nation nearly every day, every employer and employee should know how to react in critical situations. Every critical incident or traumatic event has the potential to have long-term detrimental effects on the well-being of some of those experiencing the incident. Prevention and early intervention is the most effective tool in preventing long-term emotional dysfunction related to the event.

Randolph Community College will present “Critical Incidents in the Workplace,” a workshop led by Asheboro Police Department’s Master Lieutenant (Ret.) Maxine Wright, from 9 a.m.-12 noon on Wednesday, May 10, in Room 117 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center.

Wright will share with participants when to act, how to act, and how to control a deteriorating or violent encounter in the workplace, as well as how to de-escalate a critical situation. This training consists of classroom instruction, role-playing and hands-on training.

The principles provided in this training will help potential victims in these situations develop the best plan for survival. Role playing, along with examples on how to minimize the risk of personal injury and quickly resolve the incident will be discussed. Students will learn practical steps that can be taken to escape the danger posed by an active shooter or deteriorating encounter, as well as, the warning signs and behavior of a violent person. Finally, students will be provided with a brief overview of what to expect from law enforcement when they arrive on the scene and how to best help them resolve the situation.

This workshop is ideal for supervisors, team leaders, crew members, managers, custodial staff, and business owners. Cost is only $20.

For more information or to register, call the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268.