Findlay Manufacturers Hold Workplace Shooting Response Training

2/22/19 – 6:46 A.M.

Findlay manufacturers learned about the importance of training to deal with workplace violence on Thursday. The panel discussion stressed the importance of having a plan in place for employees in the event of an active shooter situation.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Price says the chances of a workplace shooting are statistically low. But he adds should the worst happen, training is essential. He recommends businesses schedule sessions with law enforcement or a private company.

Price says the first option for employees should always be to evacuate to a safe place. If they can’t do that, they should fight back by throwing items at the shooter. Price says a shooter will try and protect themselves, and that can buy time until the police arrive.

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