In light of the maddening media frenzy about the recent mass shooting in Colorado, employers and business owners everywhere are seeking honest answers to that proverbial question concerning workplace safety: “What do we do if someone ‘goes postal’ at our office or jobsite?” This type of situation rarely was brought up by organizations until we entered the latter part of the 20th Century.

Sure, there’ve been incidents over time that caused fear and anxiety where people worked, but ever since the popular culture has taken on the mantel of relativism and personal non-accountability which started in earnest in the 1960s, the American public has dealt with individuals who feel there are no absolutes and that society is to blame for their problems.

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