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Workplace Violence: Are you Fully Prepared?
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When: Friday, February 16, 2018
From 7:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Where: The Pacific Club, Card Room
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Landon Wong
(808) 447-1480

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In 2016, workplace homicides increased from 417 cases to 500, which is the highest homicide figure since 2010 (BLS, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2016).  Violence and other injuries by a person or animal increased 23 percent to become the second-most fatal event in 2016.

Join us for a half-day session where we will review all aspects of a Workplace Violence scenario.  Our panel of experts include a psychologist, attorney, risk consultant, and FBI agent who will cover:

Policy & Procedures:

  • Tips for drafting a Workplace Violence policy
  • Sample policy
  • Employer’s legal requirement under OSHA/HIOSH regulations including Standard Operations Procedures
  • Assembling a Threat Management team

Workplace Violence Scenario:

  • What happens during a Workplace Violence threat
  • First responders and their primary objective
  • What employers should plan on doing in the event of an active shooter in the workplace

Psychological Impact & Dealing with the Aftermath:

  • Identification of potential violent people and situations
  • What to do after a critical incident including care of affected employees
  • Employer’s legal obligations should an act of workplace violence occur
  • Lessons learned


Our Presenters:

Sarah Wang, Esq.:  Sarah O. Wang joined Marr Jones Wang in April 1998 and was made a partner in January 2001. She has considerable experience in both employment litigation and training employers to better manage their workforce.

Ms. Wang represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including federal and state court litigation of wrongful termination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, breach of contract and other employment claims; discrimination and harassment cases pending before administrative agencies; union arbitrations and airline System Boards of Adjustment; wage and hour audits and other administrative proceedings; and federal and state appellate cases.

Ms. Wang also devotes a substantial amount of her practice to providing training and advising employers and their supervisory employees in managing personnel issues and in complying with various employment laws. She helps employers develop and implement policies to effectively manage their workforce. Ms. Wang is a frequent speaker at labor and employment law seminars on topics such as discrimination and harassment, employee privacy, internal investigations, reasonable accommodation obligations, and wage and hour laws.

Dr. Melissa Villalon:  Dr. Villalon is a clinical and forensic psychologist. Most of her work has been in forensic psychology. She provides Workplace Violence Threat Assessments, Fitness for Duty Evaluations and Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations. She conducts Risk and Dangerousness Assessments, Sex Offender Assessments, Custody Evaluations, Fit to Proceed and Criminal Responsibility Assessments. She testifies in court on issues related to dangerousness and forensic psychology. 

Dr. Villalon completed her doctorate internship at Atascadero State Hospital, known for its forensic psychology training. She has a Doctorate of Psychology Degree from Argosy University, a Master's of Counseling Degree of Psychology from Chaminade University and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Villalon is a former Child Protective Services case manager and investigator and Multi-Systemic Therapist.  She continues to provide individual therapy to adolescents and adults. 

Cyrus Kam:  Special Agent Cyrus Kam has been with the FBI for 13 years, working violent crimes, drugs, and counterintelligence matters. He is also on the FBI SWAT team, a firearms instructor, and ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) active shooter instructor. Prior to the Bureau, Special Agent Kam was a Honolulu police Officer for four years and received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, Specializing in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University.

Frank Valenti, CSP: Frank has over 20 years of experience in safety. He has knowledge of facilities planning and maintenance, including experience as a corporate safety officer. He is well versed in local and federal laws and guidelines regarding building and ADA codes, safety, and zoning. Key areas of expertise include project facilitation, training and implementation, and the development of policies and procedures. He is an active member of HHVISA, ASSE, and GCA. Frank graduated from Skidmore College (New York) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting.  

Please note the Pacific Club has a strict dress code.  Business, Business Casual, and/or Aloha Attire are acceptable. The following are NOT acceptable: slippers, go-aheads (zoris), athletic shoes, jeans, shorts, t shirts, knit pullovers and tank tops.  

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