The near-constant prevalence of workplace and school violence shootings or mass attacks—occurring in the United States about every 4 or 5 weeks, according to the FBI—should give security and HR professionals the motivation they need to regularly train and remind employees and students about warning signs and how and who to report them to.
Category: Emergency Preparedness
“It could never happen here” is not an acceptable attitude when it comes to emergency preparedness. Security professionals must be ready to work alongside other employees within the organization in the event of workplace accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or incidents of violence.
Stopping terrorism in this country starts with vigilance, the effective use of the right security deterrence equipment, and an understanding of these attackers’ motives, their use of preattack surveillance, and what can be done to disrupt, deny, stop, and capture them before they strike.
Fire extinguishers are an important part of emergency preparedness and must be in a proper working order at all times. A popular extinguisher brand, Kidde, has issued a recall of over 100 models with plastic handles—a defect has resulted in at least one death.
Despite their differences, law enforcement agencies and security personnel within organizations are realizing the importance of interacting with each other on investigations and emergency response. They also recognize more needs to be done to prevent and deter crime.
Following a demonstration that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, colleges are being confronted with additional security concerns when controversial individuals are invited to speak at their campuses.
The 2017 Port Security Grant Program recipients are using funding to shore up maritime transportation infrastructure and security activities against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.
Violence in society—and the workplace in particular—is on the upswing. The prevalence of active shooter incidents drives home the fact that preventing workplace violence must be a top priority of security and HR managers across all industries.
While mass shooting attacks in public places, offices, and on K–12 schools and college campuses are frequently in the news and more visible, a recent shooting at a city library offers a reminder of how these public facilities are vulnerable, because they can’t really pick their customers.
The arrival of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma just weeks apart have caused significant damage, loss of life, and housing and electrical power difficulties for those displaced in Houston, Florida, and other U.S. and tropical island locations in their paths. While emergency management officials put most of their efforts toward helping residents, security practitioners still must […]
As National Preparedness Month draws to a close, we hope that you’ve given the appropriate amount of thought to your workplace’s readiness. A top official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says certain elements of preparedness tend to be forgotten. Which ones? Find out here.