“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?
Category: Emerging Issues in Security
Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.
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 […]
Employers often feel an obligation to implement a drug screening program in the workplace, typically with the safety and security of the workforce in mind. It is used as a precaution to ensure people who would be a danger to others aren’t hired. Random testing is also used to discourage employees from using drugs after […]
Relaxing properly is essential to maintaining your physical and mental health, and it has never been more necessary than for security professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Japanese actually have their own word, karōshi, to refer to death from overwork.) This is especially true for security professionals. Failure to relax can negatively impact the quality […]
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.
Workplace violence is a fraught topic. Unfortunately, COVID-19 may be creating or exacerbating situations that may lead to violence in the workplace. Employers should be aware of this trend and determine what steps they can take to mitigate it.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses that can have staff work remotely are doing so to a large extent. And remote work is likely to be more common in the long term than it was pre-COVID, with many companies expecting to make some of their COVID-inspired remote work changes permanent.
The challenge for the security guard industry has always been: How do we hire the best and the brightest, even though we can’t pay them as much as we need to? How do we attract qualified people? Security officer firms that need to hire a lot of guards to staff a new or expanding contract […]
In this day and age, when many companies house much of their critical information and infrastructure online, it’s imperative to plan ahead. What would you and your company do in the event of an emergency or sabotage?