It’s a security leader’s worst nightmare. Last night, the news covered a possible storm headed your way. Rain and hail were in the forecast, but the strong winds were not. After a tree falls on part of your facility, the power cuts out and dangerous chemicals spill. Now, in the heat of the moment, you […]
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.
Do you remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant? Each individual forms an incorrect conclusion about what an elephant is based on the limited information they have. The man touching the elephant’s tail concludes that an elephant is like a rope, while the man touching its tusk believed that the elephant was […]
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.
Workplace violence is not industry specific and happen to workers in any organizations. With that in mind, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) recently reaffirmed that workplace violence is a recognizable hazard and reminds employers that they are responsible for protecting employees from assaults and homicides.
Mass notification systems utilize a number of integrated communication devices and software to alert building occupants about a potentially dangerous situation and facilitate the proper action and response. They represent a very beneficial added layer of life safety protection.
In a crisis situation at your facility, you will react as you have been organized and trained to do. Knowing what to do can be the difference between chaos and calm, or even life and death. A crisis can happen anytime, anywhere, to any organization, and while some may be predictable, others come on unannounced.
Severe weather, power outages, or other workplace emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time. How well prepared are you? A top official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says certain elements of preparedness tend to be forgotten. Which ones? Find out here.
In yesterday’s post, we published the first half of a transcript from our sister publication’s interview with Patrick Prince, the associate vice provost and chief threat assessment officer for the University of Southern California. In the rest of the interview, Prince digs a little deeper into the connections between substance abuse and workplace violence, how […]
Here at the Total Security Daily Advisor, we are busy gearing up for this year’s Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium. Last week, our sister publication, the EHS Daily Advisor was lucky enough to chat with Patrick Prince, who is presenting an educational session at the symposium, for the EHS on Tap podcast. Below, you’ll find part […]
In Friday’s Total Security Daily Advisor, 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium keynote speaker Dick Sem, CPP CSC, discussed the importance of building an appropriate culture of communication and outlined some of the key warning signs that precede a workplace violence incident; today we present what Sem asserts are essential components of any workplace violence prevention […]