The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new Guideline 3148 mandates healthcare facilities to make significant improvements in the hazards facing hospital and clinic employees. Facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare can lose reimbursement funding if they aren’t in compliance by doing an annual all-hazards security risk assessment by November 15, 2017.
Category: Emerging Issues in Security
Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.
Recent changes and pending new ones in travel restrictions for airline passengers coming from certain Middle East countries have banned the possession of laptop computers inside the cabin of the plane. More changes may be forthcoming, including adding 71 additional international airports to the current list.
As the number of people in the United States who have a Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) permit continues to expand, along with new state laws that allow those permittees to bring their weapons into certain facilities, are public and private businesses allowed to ban guns from their buildings?
In what is a growing trend in some school districts across the United States, the school board for the Georgetown Village School District in Georgetown, Ohio, voted to allow its teachers and staff to be armed at work. All staff members who want to participate in this program will go through a 3-day firearms certification […]
Conceived to boost video streaming, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, is the predecessor to the current H.264 video compression standard. Will H.265 gain wide acceptance or will the technology be on hold until the industry catches up?
The difference in the security in place at the Manchester Arena bombing compared to the “One Love Manchester,” benefit concert for victims of the Manchester attack at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground points out the importance of expanding the perimeter of security beyond the venue. Coverage is needed where large numbers of people gather, surrounding […]
A knife attack in China on May 28, 2017, left 2 dead and 18 wounded. Police say the 30-year-old man in their custody had a mental health history and attacked dozens of people along a roadway. Edged weapon attacks with mass casualties are more common in Asia because gun ownership is so limited. But in […]
A shoplifter fights the police officer who is trying to handcuff him. A bouncer at a bar watches several drunk patrons try to disarm a police officer near the door. A mall security officer sees two police officers fighting with a group of gang members in the parking lot. When should those security officers intervene? […]
The federal standard for employee drug testing includes these drugs of abuse: cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, Ecstasy, alcohol, opiates, and PCP. According to the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, while the numbers of employees who test positive for prescription and illegal drugs and alcohol while at work stays about the same at 4 […]
The integration and reporting of alarm, video, and access control security systems along with audio files are creating huge amounts of data that need to be stored and managed on a daily basis. If not done properly, performance can be compromised or become very expensive.