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Workplace violence is the fourth leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States. Each year, over two million incidents of workplace violence are reported and those involving an active shooter have tripled in only four years.

At PQA, our goal is to minimize the potential for workplace violence to occur while providing you with the training needed to mitigate the damage if it does happen. We accomplish this by developing a robust workplace violence prevention program based on best practices and catered to your business. Our team of risk aversion experts also works with businesses in establishing a threat management team to deal with issues before they escalate.

Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

PQA develops Workplace Violence Prevention Programs specifically tailored to your company and its workspace. These programs designate responsibilities to the proper members of your team while dictating emergency response procedures taking various potential workplace violence scenarios into account. We also work with you to establish guidelines defining what employees should do during emergency situations.

Emergency Procedures We Cover:

  • Evacuations
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Intrusion
  • Lock down/shelter-in-place situations
  • Active shooter emergencies

Active Shooter Training

At PQA, we comprehensively train the company’s management team and staff on the finalized Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Our certified lead instructor will schedule a full day to be onsite in order to provide multiple training sessions. By presenting each training session to a different group of participants, we minimize the disruption to regular business operations.

At the end of each training session, all participants will have a clear understanding of what to do during a workplace violence emergency. Special attention is given to emergencies involving an active shooter due to today’s prevalent concerns and correlating trends.

Active Shooter Training Points

  • Identify trends and characteristics of an active shooter event
  • Discuss a “typical” event
  • Discuss characteristics of an active shooter event perpetrator
  • Discuss pre-event, during event, and post-event planning considerations
  • Active shooter event vs. hostage/barricade event
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Team Members

Nearly every member of the PQA team is an active duty or retired law enforcement official; and all workplace violence and active shooter training sessions are directed by  our team’s most experienced members.

Michael Georgoulis

Serving more than 27 years with the Danbury, CT Police Department, Michael Georgoulis retired in 2018 as a sergeant. He is also a twelve-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Reserve and served on active duty following the September 11th attacks.

State-Certified Instruction Credentials

  • Firearms
  • Active shooter response tactics
  • Police use of force

Steve Bardak

Steve Bardak is a 25-year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department, NY. He currently has 19 years of experience serving in special operations while being assigned to the Emergency Service Unit. He is currently the lead training officer for the entire command.

Training Credentials

  • New York State Certified Master Instructor
  • Hazardous materials response and mitigation instructor
  • Technical rescue instructor
  • Tactical instructor
  • Sniper/observer instructor

Unfortunately, occurrences of workplace violence have become a part of our current reality. By providing these prevention and training programs, we hope to provide your business with the knowledge necessary to break the cycle.