“Workplace Violence Prevention” – Video & Information”

 What is workplace violence? Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading … Continue reading “Workplace Violence Prevention” – Video & Information”

“Despite Two-Thirds of Organizations Naming Active Shooter as a Top Threat, 79 Percent Are Not Fully Prepared”

by Jeff Benanto Everbridge recently partnered with Regina Phelps and Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions, a provider of professional consulting services in the area of incident management, business continuity planning and exercise design, to conduct research into the security challenges facing today’s companies, especially when it comes to active shooter situations. The “Active Shooter Preparedness” research report was conducted … Continue reading “Despite Two-Thirds of Organizations Naming Active Shooter as a Top Threat, 79 Percent Are Not Fully Prepared”

“Run, Hide, Fight” – “Surviving An Active Shooter Event”

As much as it pains us all to think about this happening to us, workers need to be informed and taught what to do if this "unfortunate" type of violence ever happens in their workplace. A new public service announcement in Houston features three strategies to practice in case of a workplace shooting in one … Continue reading “Run, Hide, Fight” – “Surviving An Active Shooter Event”

Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

“What Is Workplace Violence?” & How To Prevent It

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading “What Is Workplace Violence?” & How To Prevent It

Employees Driving In Illinois? What Employers Need to Know

James L. Curtis, Erin Dougherty Foley, and Craig B. Simonsen Effective January 1, 2014, the Illinois Vehicle Code, at 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, was amended to prohibit driving while using an electronic communication device, including hand-held wireless telephones, hand-held personal digital assistants, or portable or mobile computers. The amendment provides for exceptions including the use of … Continue reading Employees Driving In Illinois? What Employers Need to Know

NHTSA “Plan Ahead This Holiday Season—Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving‏”

The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family. But it’s also a time to make sure you are keeping safe the ones you love. Whether you’re at a family holiday gathering, a New Year’s Eve bash, or driving around with your little ones, many of our social plans will involve driving.According to … Continue reading NHTSA “Plan Ahead This Holiday Season—Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving‏”

Illinois Concealed Carry Law Mandates a Safety Sign

The Illinois State Police unveiled on Oct. 11 the proposed design for one of the newest safety signs that will be displayed in some Illinois workplaces as a result of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, a state law that took effect July 9, 2013. The law, Public Act 98-63, requires an Illinois Concealed Carry License … Continue reading Illinois Concealed Carry Law Mandates a Safety Sign

Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

“Run, Hide, Fight” Surviving An Active Shooter Event

As much as it pains us all to think about this happening to us, workers need to be informed and taught what to do if this "unfortunate" type of violence ever happens in their workplace. A new public service announcement in Houston features three strategies to practice in case of a workplace shooting in one … Continue reading “Run, Hide, Fight” Surviving An Active Shooter Event