SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, and HR Plus, a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for employment and background screening, have rescheduled their free workplace violence prevention seminar. Formerly scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2011, in Arlington, VA, the new date and location is Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. with the seminar held from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Held in concert with the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety,, the seminar will focus on workplace violence in the emergency department.

According to the Emergency Nurses Association, one in four ED nurses has been physically assaulted more than 20 times in the past three years. The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently reported a 24 percent increase in violent acts in EDs caused by patients who were brought in because of a drug or alcohol related incident and in 2010 The Joint Commission issued a sentinel alert. "These types of reports are enough to keep any hospital administrator up at night," said Ken Bukowski, Vice President, Healthcare, AlliedBarton Security Services. "Healthcare facilities and especially emergency departments present unique security challenges. However, there are things you can do, which we address in this seminar, to further protect your ED and entire healthcare facility."

Seminar discussion and workshop topics will include incidences of workplace violence in the emergency department; preparing for the unthinkable -- an active shooter in a hospital; combating domestic violence and its effect in hospitals; and protecting hospital employees and assets. Speakers include Kenneth Bukowski, Vice President, Healthcare, AlliedBarton; Paul Stab, Vice President of Business Development, AlliedBarton; and a representative from the International Association for Healthcare Security. There will also be an open panel discussion.

Attendees will receive a complimentary eBook preview of Bill Whitmore's new book, "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success" and the full eBook version when it is released later this year.

"Potential,", shows how a range of stakeholders -- from CEOs and other senior leaders to building management, human resources, contract security and law enforcement -- can work together to lower an organization's workplace violence risk and enhance its overall morale and performance.

Media interested in attending this event are encouraged to RSVP to the press contact in this release.

About HR Plus
HR Plus offers comprehensive employment and background screening solutions though a secure and easy-to-navigate web interface that can be customized to meet clients' needs and integrated into most human resources workflows. Core services include background screening, drug testing and fingerprinting. For more than 40 years, HR Plus has provided thousands of clients with quality background screening solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, HR Plus is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association, and is U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Certified. A division of AlliedBarton Security Services, HR Plus is supported by the national resources of the largest American-owned and managed security services provider. For more information call 1.800.332.PLUS or visit

About AlliedBarton Security Services
AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained, responsive security personnel. Client-focused security officers and managers located across the country are supported by national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. More than 50,000 employees and 100 offices provide security for several thousand clients in many industries, including approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies. As the most honored security officer services company, AlliedBarton leads the industry in award-winning programs. AlliedBarton has been recognized by Training magazine, ASTD, Corporate University Xchange, Leadership Excellence and the American Business Awards, among others. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit


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