On Monday, November 19, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal was shot outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago’s south side. According to sources, the shooter, Juan Lopez, was angry with her over a broken engagement, leading to yet another workplace active shooter situation. While coworkers can be the perpetrators of workplace violence, […]
When it comes to security systems, access controls, and the policies and procedures in place to dictate their proper usage, there is often a tendency to set it and forget it. That is right up until there’s a critical failure. It’s important to continually test and evaluate the systems we have in place to protect […]
Voters in four states had the opportunity to weigh in on the issue of marijuana use when they went to the polls November 6, and the results will have an impact on employers. In Missouri and Utah voters approved measures to allow the medical use of marijuana. Voters in Michigan and North Dakota voted on […]
Remember the parable of the blind men and the elephant? Each individual formed an false conclusion about what an elephant is based on the limited information they gathered. The man touching the elephant’s tail concluded that an elephant is like a rope, while the man touching its tusk believed that the elephant was more like […]
A hazard assessment is one of the most important tools for preventing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at your facility. They help analyze potential situations to determine the risks they pose, and provide your (or your tenant’s) security team with the data to decide how best to contain and control those risks. Unfortunately, one increasingly common […]
Do you have an adequate risk assessment process in place for gauging the effectiveness of your facility’s security? Take a look at the 8 steps of a good risk assessment procedure and download our free resource to learn more.
The mailing of pipe bombs to politicians, media outlets, and other public figures this week highlights the need to stay vigilant when handling incoming mail and packages. Though the likelihood of a suspicious and/or malicious package being sent to your facility is incredibly rare, it’s better to have workers that can recognize and address a […]
There’s an inexpensive, simple fix that can improve productivity, control ergonomic hazards, enhance security, and reduce accidental injuries in your workplace. Proper lighting in a building can accomplish all of these things, and the good news is that much of what you need is probably already have what you need in your facility.
At most facilities, janitorial crews are often neither seen nor heard, starting their work shifts after most employees have gone home. This level of freedom has the potential to cause security problems related to more than just incidents of theft. Workers in these jobs may be poorly screened or not background-checked by the firms who […]
An OSHA standard directed at mitigating workplace violence in healthcare facilities is not looming on the horizon, but not because OSHA is unaware of the main provisions such a standard would include. As it currently stands, it is not uncommon for OSHA to issue citations against healthcare employers whose employees are attacked, harmed, threatened, or […]