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 […]
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.
Overall risks are easier to manage if they are more consolidated and processes are shared within an organization. Are enterprise security risk management and security risk reporting processes catching on?
As recovery efforts continue in Texas following Hurricane Harvey, many safety issues remain for businesses and their workers. If your organization has been affected or could be affected by the next natural disaster, read on to learn more about key safety issues.
The mass transit facility in Scranton, Pennsylvania is a central transport hub where passengers are provided a secure shelter while they wait for buses. The security system in place is also utilized by private tenants and the Scranton police department.
Major Health Partners (MHP) Medical Center in Shelbyville, Indiana utilizes advanced technology that stands up to the many challenges in healthcare security.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Profile A is the newest standard from the ONVIF. Scheduled to be released this month, Profile A offers broader access control configuration and interoperability between security devices.