Harper College Safety Classes-OSH Program

Course Description


Part Two (2) of the Workplace Violence Prevention course series that highlights response to active shooter situations, this course is designed to provide business and organization leadership, human resources, and or stakeholders strategies on how to establish an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for the response to an active shooter incident. The course is designed to provide participants with information on how to develop an EAP, policy, procedure, and program implementation for an organization. The preparedness/response plan will apply to all types of workplace settings -business offices, factories, hospitality/service industries, and buildings. Participants will also learn about where to find information, resources, training material, and additional support to develop plans for a response to an active shooter. The foundation of this course is based on already established suggested training, response, and procedural guidance from the DHS-Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency - Planning and Response to an Active Shooter, an Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide.

Course Outline

  • Familiarization with OSHA requirements to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Conducting a risk assessment of the workplace.
  • Understand the components of an employee Early Warning System (EWS). 
  • Identify resources to begin to develop an Emergency Action Plan for the workplace.
  • Developing an Active Shooter Prevention Plan
  • Integrating law enforcement response to the planning process for an active shooting incident.
  • Involvement of Human Resources and other stakeholders into a company-wide training component.


Learner Outcomes

  • Learn basic process for developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Understand the resources available to develop an EAP for the workplace.
  • Conducting a site survey and looking at your workplace in a different way.
  • Identify possible warning signs of a potentially violent employee.
  • Integrating law enforcement in response of an active shooting incident.
  • Find training and support resources for employees related to workplace violence.


Harper College is a proud recipient of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant which provides FREE training and education for workers and employers in workplace safety and health hazards.

Government employees are not eligible to participate due to grant regulations (Local/City/Municipality, County, State or Federal). The intended audience includes:

  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Employees and Workers
  • Unemployed Workers who intend to re-enter the workforce
  • New Businesses
  • Limited English Proficiency Workers
  • Low Literacy Workers
  • Young Workers
  • Temporary Workers
  • Minority and other hard-to-reach workers
  • Workers in high-hazard industries with high fatality rates
  • Government Employees who are responsible for occupational safety and health duties at their agencies

Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH-39192-SH2 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

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