In the light of recent workplace shootings, including Friday’s killings in Minneapolis and August’s Empire State Building incident, announces that it will host a free workplace safety webinar this Thursday. Anyone interested can attend, but business owners, human resource professionals, insurance personnel, security officers and building owners or managers are particularly encouraged.

“Before the Storm: New Approaches for Identifying and Prevent Workplace Violence: on Google+” is set to begin at 2 p.m. and those interested can register here. says the panel will have its “attention directed at adopting stronger security measures and learning certain warning signs that can help business owners and supervisors pin down suspicious activity or behaviors.”

Four panelists will comprise the webinar:

  • Beth Mirza will serve as webinar moderator. Mirza has been with the Society for Human Resource Management for 11 years and currently serves as its manager of online news content, in which context she has reported on employment law, workplace safety and security and many other topics.
  • Joel A. Dvoskin, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, is an expert in mediating office disputes, conducting onsite interventions and managing workplace violence issues in heavily unionized environments.
  • Tess C. Taylor founded and serves as managing editor of HR Writer. Taylor has 14 years of human resources experience and intends to discuss best practices in workplace violence policies, outside risks and screening and terminating employees.
  • Josh Daniels, president of, says he has helped countless organizations with their security and safety efforts.

“We are very excited to be partnering on this web conference to provide strategies for workplace violence prevention and to have some of the most respected thought leaders contribute as panelists,” Daniels says. With recent tragedies still in our collective consciousness, sharing best practices for workplace safety is essential, he notes.

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