Category: Emergency Preparedness

“It could never happen here” is not an acceptable attitude when it comes to emergency preparedness. Security professionals must be ready to work alongside other employees within the organization in the event of workplace accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or incidents of violence.

U.S. Survey Explores ‘Mental Toll’ of Gun Violence, Attitudes Toward Security Measures

A new, comprehensive survey gauges Americans’ concerns about gun violence and what steps they’re willing to take to feel safer in public areas. Weapons detection company Evolv Technology commissioned market research firm Equation Research to survey over 2,000 U.S. adults from Oct. 20 to Oct. 28, 2021. Evolv says the resultant report, Guns in America: A Survey on […]

National Governors Association Helping States Put Grid Security to the Test

The National Governors Association (NGA) has announced it will support four states—California, Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah—as they participate in the nationwide GridEx VI exercise, which reviews and tests energy emergency preparedness through a simulated coordinated cyber and physical incident on the electrical grid. Scheduled for Nov. 16-17, the biennial exercise conducted by the North American […]

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2021

Were you at the ISC West 2021 (International Security Conference & Exposition) trade show? Held July 19–21 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the industry event had a lot to offer. As with many trade shows, there were great people for networking; insightful sessions; cool swag to grab; vital coffee setups; and, of […]

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Survey: One-Third of Small Businesses Impacted by Workplace Violence as Concerns Rise

Workplace violence has occurred at one-third of small businesses, and many owners and managers worry the problem is getting worse, according to new survey results from HSB. HSB, a multiline insurer of businesses and a part of Munich Re, said its poll by Zogby Analytics found 34% of the small and midsize businesses responding had […]

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Feds Launch IED Awareness Campaign to Thwart Bomb Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a new pilot program called “Operation Flashpoint” to build awareness in communities across the U.S. about how to prevent bomb attacks.  At the pilot’s launch at Revell Ace Hardware in Clinton, Miss., on June 30, CISA […]

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Lifesaving Advice for Addressing Suicide in the Workplace

In the United States we remain in the midst of an opioid crisis and a suicide epidemic, on top of the pressures of the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, approximately 47,000 Americans die by suicide. It is a preventable public health problem and one of the leading causes of death across all age groups.

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Where There’s Wildfire, There’s Smoke: Emergency Regulations in California Require Employers to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

The destructive wildfires throughout California have resulted in the loss of life and property and are stretching the resources to fight them. As we progress into late summer and fall, the danger will continue. Everyone must take precautions and stay aware of weather conditions to prevent human-caused fires. This is also the time to ensure […]