The recent active shooter incident at the Molson Coors facility in Milwaukee was not an isolated incident. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), assaults are the second leading cause of workplace deaths and account for more than 16,000 injuries each year.

“Thankfully active shooter events are still rare but when they happen, they are terrifying and can turn deadly in seconds,” according to the organization.

From a statement:

“NSC urges employers to practice active shooter drills often with staff. Many people believe that only luck can save you from an active shooter, but the right training really can make a difference. It is training no one ever hopes to use, but the skills are vital if such a frightening situation does unfold.

“Every employee deserves a safe work environment and to come home each day to family and friends. To rob a worker of this right is a tragedy. NSC is committed to relentlessly assessing the biggest risks to workers’ safety and developing solutions to mitigate them in the hope of helping people live their fullest lives.”

About the National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact.