Tag: workplace safety

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 […]

Total Security Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Total Security Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest security topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed in 2023. […]

Why Mass Layoffs Pose Insider Risks and How Companies Can Protect Themselves

The last year-and-a-half has brought unusual mass movements of people leaving and entering the workplace. Trends have included record-breaking resignations, quiet quitting, and most recently, layoffs across industries including tech, financial services, food and beverage, and media. These shifts have led anxious employees to the latest trend of “career cushioning”—enhancing their skills, pulsing networks, and […]

Executive Security Spikes as Firms Return to Office

Companies and organizations have found themselves adapting to the ever-changing environment as life slowly eases back into pre-pandemic circumstances. A change in workplace protocols over the last two years has called for companies to reassess their executive protection programs, corporate office security, and emergency crisis response plans. As a result, we are seeing a growing […]

The 3Ps of Campus Safety: Why a Fortress Full of Gadgets Will Not Keep Your Campus Safe and Welcoming

I work at a small college as their first-ever Director of Campus Safety and Security. Prior to my arrival, the college employed security for eight hours an evening, and the security supervisor was also the dorm supervisor/men’s soccer coach. When I came on board, I felt our new department should have a mission statement, because […]

5 Security Steps to Take After Firing an Employee

No one enjoys terminating an employee, but sometimes it has to happen. While many employees will leave without any issues, some might feel they were unjustly let go or be disgruntled after their termination. In those cases, it’s important to protect yourself, your other employees, and your entire business. There are important security steps you […]

National Safety Council Offers Guidance on Preventing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is on the rise, yet nearly half of U.S. employers report they are unprepared to prevent and respond to incidents on the job. Recognizing this critical gap in safety preparedness, the National Safety Council released a report and playbook through the nonprofit’s Work to Zero initiative: Workplace Violence: Using Technology to Reduce Risk. This new resource aims to […]

Are Mobile Phones the Future for Accessing Your Office Building?

For many, mobile phones are the center of their world. They have endless capabilities and functions, which has led to their use in many industries. Security is one of the many industries that has utilized the abilities of mobile technologies to their advantage. Many modern security technologies now come with mobile phone enablements. Mobile phones […]

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 […]

Vax Mandate, Not Lax Mandate: Security Considerations for Vaccine Mandate Compliance

Despite rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the delta variant, executive leaders are pushing toward a post-pandemic return-to-work model that puts employees in the office at least two days a week. HR and IT/security professionals have been feeling squeezed between a rock and a hard place trying to meet workforce health, safety, technology, data […]