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.
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.
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.
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.
California’s drought may be over, but the wildfire risk is far from past. As temperatures rose last week, fire danger rose as well. A fire that broke out in Sun Valley around 1:30 p.m. on Friday had burned three homes by Saturday morning and prompted an evacuation order for areas around Los Angeles. By the […]
Talk about timely. With extensive recovery efforts under way across the country, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering a new software platform called ERHMS Info Manager®. Its purpose, according to NIOSH, is to track and monitor emergency response and recovery worker activities during all phases of response following a natural […]
Miami Beach officials immediately act to protect high-volume pedestrian areas and a popular South Beach Mall in the wake of deadly van attack in Barcelona, Spain.
Newport News, Virginia, joins over twenty other municipalities throughout the country already online with the use of Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers.
Do you know the facts about preventing workplace violence? Can you take the right steps to reduce the risk to your employees and respond in a violent situation? Take the quiz and find out. This short, 10-question quiz was created with help from Attorney Kathleen M. Bonczyk. Bonczyk is the founder of the interdisciplinary Workplace […]