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Rochester Business Alliance, in partnership with the Monroe Community College Homeland Security Management Institute, presents a program on Early Recognition to Prevent Workplace Violence February 15.  Homeland Security Management Institute Program Coordinator Guy Rossi leads the discussion that recommends methods of violence prevention, detection, and policy-making.  The program also delves into law enforcement response to active shooter situations.

Homeland Security statistics show that workplace violence is the second leading cause of job-related deaths for all workers in the United States and costs American businesses $36 billion a year.  The goal of the program is to develop early recognition of potential violence inside and outside the workplace.  Through interactive group exercises and video presentations, attendees will learn verbal strategies and bystander interactions to prevent or suppress violence.

Rossi, a retired Rochester Police sergeant, has served as a nationally-recognized law enforcement trainer since 1982.  His background includes experience in training public safety personnel and private citizens in verbal and defensive tactics as well as management of aggressive behavior.  More than 200 magazines and books have published articles on Rossi's experiences in officer survival skills and training.

Rossi said, "During this course, attendees, through practical exercises, will better understand how to deflect and deal with aggression while maintaining their dignity and respect for all involved."

The Early Recognition to Prevent Workplace Violence program runs 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 15 at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road.  The registration fee is $99 for Rochester Business Alliance members (all Monroe County school districts are active members of the RBA) and $150 for future RBA members.

For more information, or to register, call (585) 244-1800 or click here.

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