How to Survive a Workplace Shooting

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5 Tips from a Safety Expert

The recent shooting in San Bernadino has brought the threat of a workplace shooting to the front of many people’s minds.

For most of us, our office or workplace has never been a place where we feel unsafe. A workplace shooting is an unlikely scenario, but it’s still one you need to be prepared for. The worst can happen when and where you least expect it.

In the following video, a safety expert explains several steps you can take to survive in case of a shooting like the one in San Bernadino. Here are a few of his tips:

  1. Build a barricade around the door
  2. Set off fire alarms and sprinklers — anything to cause commotion and bring attention to the situation
  3. Tie a belt around the door hinge to keep it form being opened
  4. If a gunman breaks through the door, fight back
  5. Use anything you can get your hands on as a weapon (such as a fire extinguisher or scissors)

Watch the video below, and share your own shooting survival tips in the comments.

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This article was originally published on Survival Life

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