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Chemical Attacks on the U.S.: Should We Be Worried?

Chemical Attacks on the U.S.: Should We Be Worried?

CHEMICAL ATTACKS ON THE U.S.: SHOULD WE BE WORRIED? The infamous terrorist group, ISIS, is suspected of launching a chemical attack on U.S. and Iraqi troops at a military base in northern Iraq September 16th. Troops discovered the artillery shell several hundred yards from base found with a “tar-like, black, oily substance”. Tests were conducted, […]

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A Peaceful Demonstration or a Violent Protest… Get Ready.

A Peaceful Demonstration or a Violent Protest… Get Ready.

Recent civil disturbances in Charlotte, NC have escalated to a level that is threatening life safety and business continuity to many organizations in the area. The violent protests have caused damage to many facilities and created fear in many civilians. While some peaceful demonstrations do exist, many quickly spiral out of control, and even those that […]

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Preventing and Preparing for Workplace Violence

Preventing and Preparing for Workplace Violence

The landscape of the workplace is changing and not necessarily for the better when it comes to violence. Professionals in every industry have growing concerns for the safety of their employees and are looking for ways to prepare for and respond to a workplace violence incident. Your business’ biggest asset is your people and having a plan to keep them safe should be an intricate part of your business continuity plan.

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Building Security Is Your First Line of Defense in Active Shooter Incidents

Building Security Is Your First Line of Defense in Active Shooter Incidents

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Plan, there are approximately 740,000 commercial office buildings in the US, providing 12 billion square feet of space to roughly 29 million workers. With that much real estate, property owners and managers are constantly held accountable for a number of services to ensure a safe work environment for their tenants, such as regular structural maintenance. But when it comes to active shooter incidents, there is often tension surrounding who is responsible for what: is the tenant responsible for personnel safety or is the owner/operator responsible?

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3 Takeaways from the Wrigley Field Bomb Threat

3 Takeaways from the Wrigley Field Bomb Threat

After Sunday night’s Cubs-Giants game, players, media, grounds crew, and all remaining fans were instructed to evacuate Wrigley Field due to a bomb threat. Police and K9 units searched the ballpark, and within an hour, gave the all-clear. The Cubs were quick to release a statement to the public indicating no evidence was found to prove the threat credible, and all scheduled events at the ballpark will continue as planned.

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