Additional workplace safety classes offered

As part of Washington University in St. Louis’ ongoing commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for university employees, students and visitors, the university is offering additional workplace safety training sessions.

The one-hour free training 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 Program, Washington University School of Medicine Protective Services and the Washington University Police Department are holding 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 0019: March 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Medical Campus, North Medical Building, Moore Auditorium
  • Session 0020: April 16, 9-10 a.m., Danforth Campus, Crow Hall, Room 206
  • Session 0021: May 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Medical Campus, North Medical Building, Moore Auditorium
  • Session 0022: June 18, 1-2 p.m., Danforth Campus, Seigle Hall, Room L006

Seating is limited and registration via HRMS is required for employees. Students can email Bagby at to register. If you are unable to attend a session, check out our new short video on how to prepare yourself for workplace violence/active shooters.

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