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.

Even Familiar Vendors Need to Follow Access Control Policies

It’s easy for vendors to get overly familiar with their customers and try to bypass security policies related to access control, waiting time, or being in parts of the facility they really don’t need to be. All employees need to be reminded to follow established protocols for vendor interactions.

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How Does Your Organization Address Bullying and Harassment?

At BLR’s 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium, which took place on March 14–15 in San Antonio, Texas, Civility Partners founder and CEO Catherine Mattice-Zundel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, delivered a session urging employers to broaden their approach to workplace violence prevention. She encouraged employers to be proactive in how they address incivility, bullying, and harassment before they […]

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Recognize and Address an Insider Threat?

Update: News items that revolve around car maker Tesla and its maverick CEO Elon Musk tend to attract a great deal of attention. Yet somehow, despite all the attention, the events in question have a fuzzy quality about them. No one situation exemplifies this better than last summer’s story about Musk’s claim about an insider […]

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ASSP Issues New Active Shooter Guidance

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has created a new technical report containing guidelines for employers to prevent and respond to incidents of workplace violence. This guidance comes on the heels of recent high-profile active shooter incidents.

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Dates Added for Total Security and Facilities Management Summits!

Forum Events, a leading networking event offering that provides opportunities for senior-level executives to meet with high-quality solution providers, improving ROI by optimizing the sourcing process, is excited to announce the expansion of its Total Security and Facilities Management Summits, increasing from two events per year to four, starting in 2019.

Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment

Hurricane season is underway, and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicting an average to above average year for tropical storm activity, the time to prepare is now. The impacts of Hurricanes Harvey,  Irma and particularly Maria were catastrophic when it came to electrically powered equipment and appliances. It is always best to […]

Protecting Spaces with Zone Thinking

While some facilities rarely see clients or customers because they have no need to come to the site, other buildings for public agencies and private sector companies get a lot of foot traffic. It’s important to set up zones of access based on the need to control how nonemployees go to certain places inside the […]