Workplace violence is not industry specific and happen to workers in any organization. With that in mind, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) recently reaffirmed that workplace violence is a recognizable hazard and reminds employers that they are responsible for protecting employees from assaults and homicides.
“See something, say something” is a cornerstone of security and workplace safety in general. Yet too often people don’t voice their concerns when they see fellow employees perform an unsecure or unsafe action. Why are people inhibited in these situations? Why do we so often stay silent?
Workplace harassment is a pervasive issue that too often gets overlooked or simply dismissed by those with the authority to address issues before they escalate. Maybe employees on the receiving end of a workplace bully don’t feel comfortable reporting the incidents, or perhaps they don’t know what resources are available to them. Who should they […]
A trend that has been growing for years is the use of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, which allow employees to use their own personal devices such as phones and laptops for work.
As diagnosed cases of the coronavirus continue to spike in much of the United States, “social distancing” has entered the common lexicon—and has cemented its hashtag status on social media. Many companies find themselves pushing back their formal return to office dates, and are continuing to encourage employees who can work from home, to continue […]
On April 10, 2017, a 53-year-old man walked into a special needs classroom in San Bernadino, California, pulled out a gun, and shot his estranged wife, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith. Two children standing near Smith were also hit by gunfire; 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez died later at the hospital. The gunman then turned his gun on […]
On January 8, following an outbreak of violence at the U.S. Capitol, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) called for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish a safety standard for workplace violence prevention.
Security work often involves conflict, the possibility for crisis, and the need to be able to accurately predict the future. Each of these can be stressful, and if you take the added pressures of managing security during the COVID-19 pandemic, the stress can be easily amplified. It is now, more than ever, important for security […]
Police work is often defined as “hours of boredom, interrupted by minutes of terror.” Security officers can face the same dilemma—how to stay vigilant when nothing has gone wrong for days, weeks, or even months—and be ready for a life-threatening event if it does arise.
A data breach poses a severe threat to any company, whether it’s still developing or fairly established in the industry. Anyone can be the target of hackers—especially those companies who don’t take the necessary measures to protect their assets. Unfortunately, you can’t unscramble an egg: once a data breach happens, your company is compromised. However, […]