Training for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly vulnerable as events involving armed individuals are on the rise. The challenge is to plan and protect employees and patients in health care facilities from violence and threats from an active shooter. It is critical to train and educate employees on how to effectively respond to workplace violence so that they can be safe.


California Senate Bill 1299 was signed into law on September 29, 2014 and requires Cal/OSHA. no later than July 1, 2016, to adopt standards for specified hospitals, including acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals to have a prevention plan as part of their injury and illness prevention plan to protect healthcare workers and other facility personnel from aggressive or violent behavior.

Training for hospitals

SB 1299 Bill Requires:


  1. Policies for annual education and training
  2. Staff training in how to recognize potential for violence and how to seek assistance
  3. Employee resources for coping (i.e. debriefing)
  4. Information on how to report incidents to law enforcement
  5. A system for responding and investigating events


Embassy Consulting can work with your facility to design and deliver a wide variety of custom training courses to fulfill the Senate Bill mandate. Topics may include:


  • Understanding Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Events
  • Overview of Healthcare Workplace Violence Events
  • Recognizing the Warning Signs
  • Understanding the importance of Prevention, Preparedness and Response
  • Developing a Survival Mindset
  • Learning the run Hide Fight Protocols


Embassy Consulting can also conduct a security and vulnerability assessment of any location, in order to identify and evaluate potential risks, and areas of weakness, capable of adversely impacting safety to the establishment and its employees.