Tag: Workplace Violence

Faces of Security: Larry Thompson from the NBA’s Orlando Magic

“I’ve never been accused of being short on words,” joked Larry Thompson, Director of Security for the Orlando Magic, as he provided his in-depth interview responses for Total Security Advisor’s latest “Faces of Security” profile. But, as a man whose storied career includes stints helping protect both our nation’s leaders and professional sports players, Thompson […]

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 […]

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Study: Physical Security Threats at Businesses Reach ‘Unsettling’ Pace Amid Intelligence Failures

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, companies embrace hybrid work, employees return to the office, and the U.S. opens up, violence and physical threats to businesses are occurring at an unsettling, record-high pace. Furthermore, intelligence failures regularly occur at large U.S. companies, resulting in physical threats or harm and impacting business continuity.

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Survey: One-Third of Small Businesses Impacted by Workplace Violence as Concerns Rise

Workplace violence has occurred at one-third of small businesses, and many owners and managers worry the problem is getting worse, according to new survey results from HSB. HSB, a multiline insurer of businesses and a part of Munich Re, said its poll by Zogby Analytics found 34% of the small and midsize businesses responding had […]

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Employee Unwellness and the Rise of Workplace Shootings

Workplace violence has been a problem in California and across the nation for decades, and it appears to be getting worse. Some governmental estimates have identified up to 36 mass killings in California workplaces in the last decade, including five since the start of 2021. According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, […]

Workplace Violence Citations Upheld by Federal Judge

A Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge, Dennis Phillips, found hospital management companies UHS of Delaware Inc. and Premier Behavioral Health Solutions of Florida Inc. exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence at a Bradenton, Florida, psychiatric facility. Phillips assessed […]

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Considerations in Drafting a Workplace Violence Policy

Many companies have decided in recent years to implement internal policies regarding workplace violence. Typically, these policies include such items as what employees should do if they witness violence and/or hear threats concerning violence in the workplace. Some workplace violence policies also address what investigative efforts management will use upon receiving notice that an alleged […]