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GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Health Head of Security Lt. Adam Boothe said he’s looking forward to helping improve community safety through a “Chat with the Chamber” presentation he will make Jan. 18.
The event will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. that day in Campbell County Health’s ground floor classroom. Campbell County Health is at 501 S. Burma Ave., Gillette. Campbell County Health will post signage to guide people to the ground floor conference room, which is behind the cafeteria near the patient elevators, Public Relations Lead Norberto Orellana said.
This free Campbell County Chamber of Commerce event will cover topics like types of workplace violence, who’s susceptible to workplace violence, employers’ responsibilities and workplace violence prevention strategies and plans, a flier said.
Boothe said businesses and organizations should develop and continually improve workplace violence prevention and response plans.
“Every person plays a role in workplace violence prevention,” he said.
Topics are planned a year in advance, so no recent event sparked the topic, Business Development Manager Lori Jones said. She said the Chamber’s planning committee for this events series seeks to help local small businesses have access to resources that they might not otherwise be able to afford, in terms of money and time. The Chamber keeps the trainings short so they remain affordable, she said.
She said sometimes the events raise challenges that may not be well known. For example, discussions at the Chamber’s event last month on mental health in the workplace indicated that, at least anecdotally, customers’ verbal abuse of workers via phone calls has risen since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Employers are looking for ways to support their employees, Jones said.
She said Boothe’s talk should help people be more prepared and better able to think ahead in crisis situations, should they ever occur.
“Knowledge is never a bad thing. … You never know who’s going to be the hero,” Jones said.
Jones said that if there’s a lot of interest in the event, the Chamber will repeat the training at a later date. Registration is required. To register or learn more, contact Jones at email@example.com or 307-686-1259.