Active Assailant: Prevention, Intervention, and Response - Supplement to ANSI/ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standard

​​​​​​​​Committee Chair: Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI, SPHR, SHRM-SCP​
Committee Vice-Chair: Michael Crane, CPP


Of the many facets or elements of workplace violence, those involving an actively violent assailant are the actions proven to be the most concerning to individuals and organizations because they are the deadliest. This supplement standard is intended to provide practical methods that will enable an organization to develop an effective and informed approach to prevention, intervention and response to an active assailant/active shooter event. Based on the existing ANSI/ASIS/SHRM WVPI Standard, this supplement standard presents additional essential assistance by providing actionable information and guidance relative to prevention, intervention and response to incidents involving an active assailant/active shooter. It describes security design considerations, security protocols and response strategies as well as the procedures for detecting, assessing, managing and neutralizing immediately life-threatening behavior intended or perpetrated by an active assailant/active shooter, either acting alone or in a group. 

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