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145 South Wells

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence includes verbal assaults, stalking threats, physical assaults and active shooter situations. All require immediate action. Once Building Security is notified of a security threat, the following may occur:

  • The building may be placed in lock down, preventing movement of the known threat.
  • The building elevators will remain out of service, stairwells will remain locked (from the stairwell side), and no one will be permitted to enter the building (egress allowed).
  • Tenants on the affected floor should implement the “Run, Hide, Fight” framework. As with any emergency, 911 should be contacted along with Building Security (312) 819-6851 when it is safe to do so.
  • Tenants on the affected floor should move away from the subject and go to a secure area (office, storage room, etc.)
  • Tenants should alert others on the affected floor if it is safe to do so.
  • Tenants not on the affected floor should lock entry doors, shut off lights and seek securable or safe areas within their floor where employees can shelter in place.
    • These areas might include file rooms, restrooms, conference rooms, IT rooms, closets or under desks.
    • The primary goal is to remain quiet and out of sight until an ALL CLEAR is given by Building Management or Chicago Police, whether by PA announcement or in person.

It is important to note that each tenant should discuss workplace violence situations and identify specific company response measures for their employees.

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The City of Houston, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a training video titled, RUN>HIDE>FIGHT>>Surviving an Active Shooter Event.

For additional resources, reference the DHS website on Active Shooter Preparedness.