International is seeking volunteers to serve on the technical committee for
the new ANSI/ASIS Active Assailant Standard. This new standard will supplement
the organization’s existing ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and
Intervention (WPVI) Standard published in 2011. Security professionals, legal
experts, human resource practitioners, law enforcement personnel,
threat/violence assessment/risk managers, and other qualified and related
stakeholders are invited to participate.
standard will address incident prevention and preparation—to include security
design considerations and protocols—as well as response strategies, and
post-incident recovery best practices specific to active assailant events.
While the original WPVI standard focused on prevention and intervention, the
supplement focuses on issues and considerations specific to an active
violence is one of the most significant security and personnel safety
challenges facing organizations today,” said Gene Ferraro, CPP, PCI, SPHR,
SHRM-SCP, chair of the standard technical committee and chief executive,
Forensic Pathways, Inc. “This effort seeks to capture current best practices to
develop protocols to prepare, respond, and
recover from an active assailant incident, regardless of when and where it
International CEO Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, noted, “Our membership ranks span the
spectrum of security, the public and private sectors, as well as all industry
verticals. This depth of expertise and experience will help ensure the standard
provides practical, actionable guidance that will save lives.”
committee formation closes 25 August. For details on this initiative, and to
download a committee application form, visit www.asisonline.org/standards.