Wheeling Hospital Plans Seminar on Workplace Violence

A seminar on workplace violence will be held Sept. 14 at Wheeling Hospital for public and private sector employees responsible for a safe work environment.

“Be Prepared for the Unthinkable” is being presented by the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Center and the McKeen Group. Continuing education credits will be available.

“If the unthinkable happens and there is workplace violence, we want people to be prepared, whether it involves an emergency or a full-blown disaster,” said Dr. David Kappel, deputy state medical director of trauma, West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

The seminar will benefit school administrators, supervisors, firefighters, security personnel, school resource officers, office managers, risk management personnel, safety managers, contractors, consultants, government representatives and staff, health care providers, human resources personnel, occupational health professionals, pre-hospital providers and others considered vital to safety.

Among the topics will be “What Should You Do? Response to Critical Incidents/Active Shooter,” “Stop the Bleed,” “What Should I Look For? Drug Abuse Trends and Threat Analysis” and “Can Security Measures Help Curb Violence?”

The seminar, being held in the hospital auditorium, will begin with registration and breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 3:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. There is a charge for registration. Wheeling Hospital employees may attend for free.

Checks may be made payable to Wheeling Hospital and sent to Emergency-Trauma Center, attn. Nina Cain, Wheeling Hospital, 1 Medical Park, Wheeling, WV 26003. Those mailing checks are asked to include their name as it should appear on continuing education certification, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email address.

For details, contact Sebring at 304-243-3007 or jsebring@wheelinghospital.org.

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