ASIS to Develop Active Assailant Supplement to ANSI Standard on Workplace Violence

Published July 26, 2017

ASIS International, an organization that seeks to increase the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals, is searching for individuals to serve on the committee for its new active assailant standard. The standard, which will supplement the ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (WVPI) Standard, is intended to provide practical methods that will enable organizations to develop effective, informed approaches to prevention, intervention, and response to an active assailant or active shooter event. The ANSI/ASIS/SHRM WVPI Standard was published in 2011 and “provides an overview of policies, processes, and protocols that organizations can adopt to help identify and prevent threatening behavior and violence affecting the workplace.”

According to ASIS, the supplement active assailant standard “describes security design considerations, security protocols, and response strategies as well as the procedures for detecting, assessing, managing, and neutralizing immediately life-threatening behavior intended or perpetrated by an active assailant/active shooter, either acting alone or in a group.” The committee will be chaired by Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, founder and chief executive of ForensicPathways, Inc., which provides professional services such as corporate investigations, HR consulting, and training.

Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 25. More information is available on ASIS’ website.