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June 18, 2013 at 07:00 AM EDT
AlliedBarton Security Services and HR Plus to Host a Free Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 -- 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, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The seminar will take place at the U.S. Bank Plaza, 220 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

"One of the best protections an employer can offer is a zero-tolerance policy against workplace violence," said speaker Bill Whitmore, President and CEO, AlliedBarton Security Services. "OSHA believes that by assessing a worksite, employers can identify methods for reducing the likelihood of an incident from occurring. Additionally, a well written and implemented workplace violence prevention plan and ongoing drills and training can reduce the chances of violent incidents. It not only takes a team to develop these plans but a leader to put them into action. All leaders should take advantage of available workplace violence prevention resources and information to help ensure their workplace is protected."

Whitmore will be presenting on 'Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success.' He will be joined by Pam Paziotopoulos, Senior Vice President, Workplace & Intimate Partner Violence, Forest Advisors, who will present 'Intimate Partner Violence: Incident Review and Lessons Learned.' Additionally, members of the Minneapolis Police Department SWAT team will present 'Workplace Violence Call and Response Demonstration.'

"Traditionally, intimate partner violence was something that was considered private and did not appear on employers' radar screen until relatively recently," said Paziotopoulos. "Some employers are addressing it, but many more are not. This presentation will address the tools available for companies to use while addressing this sometimes lethal issue."

Seminar attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a copy of Whitmore's book, "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success."

Potential, www.potentialthebook.com, 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 through 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 and occupational health screening, and fingerprinting. In 2011 and 2012, HR Plus was named to Workforce Management's Hot List of top screening providers, and in 2011, to HRO Today's Baker's Dozen. 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 self-certifies adherence to the U.S. Department of Commerce U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks. 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 www.hrplus.com.

About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 55,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit AlliedBarton.com.

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