Category: Policies and Training

Your security initiatives are only as effective as the policies and training designed support them. Look here for advice on crafting strong cyber and physical security policies as well as best practices for communicating these policies through proper training.

Your Workplace Training Can Do Some Good in the Real World

When you measure the success of your health and safety program, you probably look at indicators like accident rates, training participation, and workers’ compensation modifiers. All of these are good measures of how well your program is addressing workplace hazards. But the impact of a strong workplace health and safety program goes beyond your own […]

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Does Your Company Disregard Basic Cybersecurity Tasks?

Sensitive data are high-value targets for hackers who will do (and can do) seemingly anything to get them. Large-scale attacks should serve to remind us to stay vigilant and motivate us to employ robust cybersecurity solutions to guard our data. The unfortunate reality is that even the most powerful tech can’t guard against things like […]

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Are All of Your Employees Trained in Workplace Security?

It’s all too easy for many employees to consider workplace security as someone else’s job. They often assume the responsibility lies with management, security staff, surveillance cameras, the IT department, or the police. That can be true to an extent, but for security to really be effective, everyone at the company must be involved.

Having Hard Conversations with Security Officers

When it comes to dealing with security officers as employees, there are performance conversations, and there are personal behavior conversations. Discussions about following operational policies and posted orders tend to be easier than those related to attendance, hygiene, or being out of uniform.

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Preparing Employees for Natural Disasters

Worldwide, natural disasters were cited as the cause of 10,000 deaths. Many of those occurred while people were at work. In addition, research shows that the number of recorded natural disasters has continually increased over the past century. So, it’s still critical, perhaps now more than ever, that our facilities and employees are well-prepared for […]

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Preemployment THC Screening Banned in 1 State, 1 City

As more states move forward with marijuana legalization, both recreational and medical, security teams will need to have deeper dialogues with HR teams about workplace drug policies. This is especially true as one state and one major city are taking legalization to the next level: by banning preemployment drug testing for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active […]

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Have a Plan to Address the Recognized Hazards of Workplace Violence

An unfortunate emerging issue for employers is the rise of workplace shootings. Even courts and judges have taken note in their judicial opinions that workplace violence is increasing. Of course, employees may be exposed to different degrees of violence at work. Workplace shootings are on the extreme end of the spectrum.

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Red Ball Drills Take the Trauma Out of Active Shooter Training

The “Run, Hide, Fight” model of training for an active shooter event has been the prevailing model for quite a long time now. While a critical facet for helping people understand their choices when responding to an active shooter, the model isn’t a plan for dealing with the threat. Enter a unique emergency preparedness method—Red […]