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.

OSHA Fines Psychiatric Hospital for Violence Exposures

A Massachusetts behavioral health facility is facing $208,000 in proposed OSHA penalties for violations found while conducting a follow-up inspection. On June 29, the agency issued the hospital a notification for failure to abate workplace violence risks. The action follows a serious violation related to the same hazards found in 2015. As a result of […]

Lack of Hydrants Hamper Efforts to Fight Massive Illinois Fire

A five-alarm fire tore through a classic car dealership in Illinois, destroying the dealership’s main building and at least 150 vintage cars that were being stored inside. The distance firefighters had to travel before arriving at the rural scene and a lack of fire hydrants contributed to the inferno.

The Cal/OSHA Standard for Health Care Violence Prevention

Most patients view healthcare facilities as places they can go to ease their pain or repair their injuries. Unfortunately, for healthcare workers, the opposite is true: The facilities actually put them at risk of injury every single day. A standard implemented earlier this year in California seeks to protect these workers.

Bay District Schools Gets an A+ in Student Safety

Over the summer security personnel at the Bay District Schools in Panama City, Florida, are hard at work making more campuses safer for when students return. Beginning in 2010 and following an alarming firearm incident at a board meeting, the commitment to upgrade security infrastructure throughout district schools continues.

Florida Governor Vetoes Bill Easing Fire Protection for Condos Based on Recent Events and at Industry Urging

A deadly blaze ravaged three upper floors of a 36-story residential condominium tower in Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital, following on the heels of a high-rise fire in London that killed dozens of residents. These two examples of the devastating effects of fire also highlight the importance of having comprehensive fire systems in place no matter how […]