Federal DHS Workplace Active Shooter Poster
The DHS Workplace Active Shooter Poster is a workplace posters poster by the Federal Department Of Labor. This is an optional poster, so while it is recommended that you post this if it is relevant to your employees, you are not required to by the Department Of Labor.
This official Department of Homeland Security poster, titled "HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY", describes the proper procedure for an active shooter situation in the workspace, as well as recognizing signs of potential workplace violence.
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HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY Q UICKLY DETERMINE THE MOST REASONABLE WAY TO PROTECT YOUR OWN LIFE . C USTOMERS AND CLIENTS ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION . 1. E VACUATE • Have an escape route and plan in mind • Leave your belongings behind • Keep you r hands visible 2. H IDE OUT • Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view. • Block entry to your hiding place and lock t he doors 3. T AKE ACTION • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger. • Attempt to incapacitate the active shoote r • Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter CALL 911 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO HOW TO RESPOND WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES ON THE SCENE 1. H OW YOU SHOULD REACT WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES : • Remain calm, and follow ofﬁcers’ instructions • Avoid pointing, screaming and/or yelling • Immedi ately raise hands and spread ﬁngers • Do not stop to ask ofﬁcers for help or direction when evacuating, just proceed in the direction from which ofﬁcers are entering the premises • Keep hands visible at all times • Avoid making quick movements toward ofﬁcers such as attempting to hold on to them for safety 2. I NFORMATION YOU SHOULD PROVIDE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR 911 OPERATOR : • Location of the active shooter • Number and type of weapons held by the sho oter/s • Number of shooters, if more than one • Number of potential victims at the location • Physical description of shooter/s RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF POTENTIAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE A N ACTIVE SHOOTER MAY BE A CURRENT OR FORMER EMPLOYEE . A LERT YOUR H UMAN R ESOURCES D EPARTMENT IF YOU BELIEVE AN EMPLOYEE EXHIBITS POTENTIALLY VIOLENT BEHAVIOR . I NDICATORS OF POTENTIALLY VIOLENT BEHAVIOR MAY INCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING : • Increased use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs • Unexplained increase in absenteeism, and/or vague physical complaints • Depres sion/Withdrawal • Increased severe mood swings, and noticeably unstable or emotional responses • Increasingly talks of problems at home • Increase in unsolicited comments about violence, ﬁrearms, and other dangerous weapons and violent crimes Contact your building management or human resources department for more information and training on active shooter response in your workplace.
Other Federal Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 45 optional and mandatory Federal labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_poster.pdf , updated April 2020
- Federal Labor Law Posters at https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters
- Federal Department Of Labor
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