More workplace safety training sessions scheduled

Interest among Washington University in St. Louis employees and students in the fall semester workplace safety training sessions has been so high that six more sessions have been added to the schedule.

The one-hour free class for employees and students focuses on two emergency situations: recognizing and preventing violence in the workplace and responding to an active shooter on campus.

WUSTL’s Emergency Management, Washington University School of Medicine Protective Services and the Washington University Police Department are hosting the training sessions.

Mark Bagby, emergency management director, Lt. Mark Glenn, of the WUPD; and Sean Cox, of Protective Services, conduct the sessions, which are identical.

Among the topics they will discuss are how to identify signals and behaviors that are indicative of potentially violent offenders in the workplace; mental-health resources available to employees and students; and how to respond and protect yourself in the event of workplace violence or a shooter on campus.

Each session will include a three-minute video, titled “Options for Consideration”; a live demonstration on what to do if confronted by a shooter; and a question-and-answer session.

The schedule of upcoming classes is:

  • Session 0009 — 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the West Campus Library, Conference Room A/B (Lower Level)
  • Session 0010 — 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Wohl Hospital, Lower Level Clopton Aud. (WUSM Campus)
  • Session 0011 — 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Wilson Hall, Room 214 (Danforth Campus)
  • Session 0013 — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Brown Hall, Room 118 (Danforth Campus)
  • Session 0014 — 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in North Bldg., Moore Aud. (WUSM Campus)
  • Session 0015 — 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in January Hall, Room 110 (Danforth Campus)
  • Session 0016 — 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in North Bldg., Moore Aud. (WUSM Campus)
  • Session 0017 — 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in McDonnell Science Research Bldg., Erlanger Aud. (WUSM Campus)

Seating is limited and registration via HRMS is required for employees. Students can email Bagby at to register.

For employees to register in HRMS, go to Employee Self Service. Select Training and Development and under Training Request, go to Emergency Preparedness Enroll and then View Available Sessions for Violence/Shooter on Campus. Pick an available Session Number, then select Continue and then Submit.

For more information, contact Bagby at