Category: Facility Security

Every organization has its own unique facility security needs, but the basics of gatekeeping are nearly universal. We take a look at all levels of facility security, including building access, protocol and procedures, visitors, security staffing, the common challenges for specific types of facilities, and much more.

A Culinary Venture at Bustling Historic NYC Building Cooks Up Unique Security Demands

Nordic culinary entrepreneur, Claus Meyers, wants the proper tools in place for surveillance at the Great Northern Food Hall and Agern restaurant, both in the Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central Terminal, NY. The historic nature of the facility, the high-bandwidth multisystem requirements, and large user-base demands, brings a challenging installation for many reasons.

OSHA Fines Psychiatric Hospital for Violence Exposures

A Massachusetts behavioral health facility is facing $208,000 in proposed OSHA penalties for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, the agency issued the hospital a notification for failure to abate workplace violence risks. The action follows a serious violation related to the same hazards found in 2015. As a result of […]

Lack of Hydrants Hamper Efforts to Fight Massive Illinois Fire

A five-alarm fire tore through a classic car dealership in Illinois, destroying the dealership’s main building and at least 150 vintage cars that were being stored inside. The distance firefighters had to travel before arriving at the rural scene and a lack of fire hydrants contributed to the inferno.

The Cal/OSHA Standard for Health Care Violence Prevention

Most patients view healthcare facilities as places they can go to ease their pain or repair their injuries. Unfortunately, for healthcare workers, the opposite is true: The facilities actually put them at risk of injury every single day. A standard implemented earlier this year in California seeks to protect these workers.