gullAAmdur Associates

Worksite Safety: From Zero to 110%

SAFETY AT WORK: Effective Communication Strategies to Calm Angry Individuals

It is a tragic fact that increasing numbers of people in our society choose aggression or even violence either to fulfill their wishes or in an attempt to alleviate their anger and sense of grievance. Customers at a variety of work settings become threatening. Co-workers or employees intimidate or even resort to violence. These problems are compounded by substance abuse or mental illness. Aggressive behavior often seems to occur with no advanced warning or understandable reason. Because of this, many people go to work with a sense of dread.

gullAAmdur Associates offers training in:

  • Methods of calming and de-escalation with aggressive individuals
  • Recognition and effective communication with mentally ill or drug intoxicated individuals
  • Specific recommendations on hiring practices, as well as other human resources issues concerning existing employees who present danger
  • Specific training on domestic violence and stalking issues
  • Site review to address dangerous areas in your physical environment
  • This training address the common concerns of angry and threatening individuals who erode our sense of well-being as well as those rare, but devastating incidents where an individual presents with a weapon or violent intent (The latter includes protocols and response tactics for active shooters and other explosive incidents).

Our Program

The core program is set up in an initial consultation and offers strategies specific to the needs of the work site and its employees, as well as the type of individuals who present with problematic behavior.


Each worksite has very specific challenges based on their customers, employees, services, organizational structures and patterns of problematic behaviors. gullAAmdur Associates customizes its programs to fit these variables. Topics include learning methods of calming and de-escalating aggressive individuals, recognizing and communicating with mentally ill or drug intoxicated individuals, adapting hiring and firing practices, adjusting human resource issues concerning existing employees who present danger, and specific training for domestic violence and stalking issues.

Supplemental Information: Required for All Trainings

The participants each must purchase or have purchased for them copies of the Edgework book associated with their profession. (see Edgework Books)