Tag: gun violence

Are You Prepared for a Workplace Shooter?

Did you follow the details of workplace shootings in 2022? A supervisor buys a handgun before his shift, shoots and kills a handful of coworkers, and then shoots himself. A gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle enters a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, killing 10 patrons. Another enters a Colorado Springs, Colorado, LGBTQ nightclub and […]

With School Shootings Rising, Educators and Gun Safety Advocates Propose Solutions

As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and […]

Congressional Action on School Security in Bipartisan Measure

Update: As expected, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and President Joe Biden signed it into law on Saturday, June 25. Congress is poised, as of this writing, to pass the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), the gun and school safety measure carefully negotiated over the last few weeks in response to the mass murders at […]

Preventing Workplace Violence Through Situational Awareness

“What can we do?” This is among the most common questions I get after a major incident of violence. It’s not uncommon for there to be a heightened interest for a while, then things go back to “normal.” However, things feel different this time. As I’m writing this article, the news playing in the background […]

DHS Expects ‘More Dynamic’ U.S. Threat Environment in Coming Months

In the wake of several high-profile violent attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its latest National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.  This is the sixth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the current one that expired June 7. It outlines top threat factors […]

Guns at Work: Keeping Employees Safe in Troubling Times

Every year, nearly two million American workers report being workplace violence victims, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, homicide is the fifth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States, accounting for eight percent of all fatal on-the-job injuries. Nearly half of all states, however, now have laws in some […]

How to Prevent Workplace Violence

In an increasingly dangerous world, the need for providing a safe workplace is even more important than in the past, whether that workplace is a healthcare facility, food service provider, lodging, retail, or something else. Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital, was recently a guest speaker for a webinar entitled “Hard […]

Faces of Security: Jim Sawyer from Seattle Children’s Hospital

Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Faces of Security,” a new Q&A series profiling industry experts across various sectors. For our first profile, we at Total Security Advisor opted to focus on a sector particularly hard hit by the ongoing pandemic: healthcare. However, Jim Sawyer, Security Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has a lot more […]

Oxford High Shooting Tragedy Highlights ‘Significant Increase’ in School Violence

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) expressed its sincere condolences to the Oxford, Mich., community in the wake of the recent tragic shooting at Oxford High School. The organization of school resource officers (SROs)—sworn law enforcement officers assigned to work in schools—also offered information it believes will help schools throughout the country prevent or mitigate […]

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 […]