Workplace Violence Prevention

Because Safety is Good for Business

UMAA-Workplace

UMAA, Inc. offers Defensive Tactics training through its customized training programs for the security, healthcare, entertainment, corporate and public service industries. Our programs emphasize injury prevention, effective teamwork during crisis management, employee morale, and industry standard legal obligations. Employers will benefit from the added value of liability cost reduction, and employees will gain important safety skill sets.

 

Alert Response Training (Weaponless Defense)

UMAA Defensive Tactics teaches effective defensive strategies and close quarter control techniques that can be adapted to a variety of situations and/or client needs. Our training methods feature a comprehensive system of weaponless defense, taught through realistic flow drills. These drills enhance learning and retention, muscle memory, reflexes, and ease-of-use. Participants will learn to effectively maintain control, de-escalate volatile situations, and minimize the risk of injury to all involved.

Reduce liability costs by investing in your workplace to save you money in the long run.

VERBAL Defensive Tactics

UMAA trains people to use one’s words to prevent, de-escalate, or induce voluntary compliance.  This kind of “conflict management” involves using posture and body language, tone of voice, and choice of words as a means for calming a potentially volatile situation before it can manifest into physical violence. This often involves techniques such as taking a time-out, deflecting the conversation to less argumentative topics, and/or redirecting the conversation to other individuals in the group who are less passionately involved.

Verbal Defensive Tactics contains steps to help your employees end an attempted assault.  

Safety in the Entertainment Industry

UMAA works with security and emergency personnel within the entertainment industry, to help them maintain control during all possible stages of potentially violent situations, with an emphasis on practical hands-on tactics.

Our custom designed programs will enhance existing security training programs by connecting the dots, to create an overall safety approach that your employees will value highly. Teaching methods include realistic workplace incident re-enactments/solutions, team building exercises, and defensive drills to develop reflexes and muscle memory.

Our programs will give your employees options for those times when even the best de-escalation tactics fail to work. Regardless of prior experience, participants will gain practical safety skills, team response strategies, and increased confidence.

We encourage whole departments to train together, as this helps to build effective teamwork in a crisis situation.

Safety in Healthcare

Universal Martial Arts Academy Defensive Tactics specializes in safety training with the unique concerns of the healthcare industry in mind. We understand the challenges that hospital security, medical staff, and emergency workers may encounter while dealing with the public in highly stressful situations. We offer healthcare personnel a comprehensive framework for maintaining control during all possible stages of potentially violent situations, with an emphasis on practical hands-on tactics.

Our custom designed programs will enhance existing security training programs by connecting the dots, to create an overall safety approach that your employees will value highly. Teaching methods include realistic workplace incident re-enactments/solutions, team building exercises, and defensive drills to develop reflexes and muscle memory.

Our programs will give your employees options for those times when even the best de-escalation tactics fail to work. Regardless of prior experience, participants will gain practical safety skills, team response strategies, and increased confidence.

We encourage whole departments to train together, as this helps to build effective teamwork in a crisis situation.

2 million assaults and threats of violence against Americans at work occur annually

– National Crime Victimization Survey

Studies by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that compared to workers in private industries, the rate of workplace violence experienced by security guards is almost 6 times higher,* and that of healthcare workers more than 4 times higher.** Nearly 20 percent of security employee time off reported as a result of workplace violence was caused directly by assaults from health care patients.* According to newly released data from the FBI, there were 57,268 police officers assaulted in the line of duty, and 48 officers feloniously killed in 2009.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007 / **Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1999 / www.FBI.Gov

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