“I’ve been bitten, kicked, punched, pushed, pinched, shoved, scratched, and spat upon,” said Lisa Tenney, RN and patient safety coordinator, to The Joint Commission earlier this year. “I have been bullied and called very ugly names. I’ve had my life, the life of my unborn child and other family members threatened, requiring security escort to my car.”
Tenney’s account reflects[...]
For all the confidence millennials display, most are anxious about their physical safety, even opting out of activities for fear of perceived risks, reports ADT in a survey it commissioned in late 2017.
Three out of four surveyed millennials say they’ve avoided experiences due to safety concerns in the past year:
34% have avoided crowded spaces like malls, concerts, or sporting [...]
Organizations looking to incorporate digital signage into their emergency management tactics are often pleased to learn digital signage can also reduce costs and support revenue generation.
The opposite is also true: companies looking to boost sales and marketing outcomes with digital signage are pleased to learn they can use emergency management budgets to fund it, since digital signage [...]
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Looking to build on your college or university campus? Fire and safety codes are changing, as they often do, to keep up with evolving threats. For colleges and universities, that means you’re now required to conduct risk analyses for certain new buildings.
We’re talking about 2018 changes to the International Building and Fire codes, and NFPA 1 and 101 Life[...]
We often discuss mass notification as a crucial ingredient for successful emergency response, as well as daily operations. We’re talking about the ability to reach anyone, anywhere, no matter what distractions or barriers stand in their way of receiving and understanding your alerts — instantly.
In a crisis, you don’t want any member of your audiences to fall through the cracks when [...]
With student safety on everyone’s mind, chances are your school, district or university is now dusting off and upgrading emergency response tools and processes on your campus(es). As new funding becomes available to plug gaps and blind spots, it’s worth noting the same school security technology that helps you minimize loss in a crisis can also improve daily operations, productivity, staff[...]
One of the worst mistakes you can make with your security solutions is failing to update them as risks to your organization and the people you serve evolve. Thankfully, technology keeps evolving alongside risks, meaning you can now increase your capabilities without spending a ton.
New tech capabilities also mean you can automate and integrate with your current technology, extending the life [...]
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How do schools that excel at safety and compliance put together their mass notification systems? What criteria and steps should you consider? In this post, we’ll cover insights from Jeff Morgan, Director of Security and Emergency Management at the University of Central Florida.
A few days ago, Jeff joined a couple of experts in presenting the Emergency [...]
Mass notification tops most organization’s list of essential tools for emergency response, but astute leaders know their benefits don’t stop there. As it happens, mass notifications can also deliver massive benefits to operations, productivity, employee morale, customer experience and revenue.
To be clear, mass notification refers to your ability to reach multiple audiences with [...]
In the past, emergency preparedness for crises like shootings or natural disasters in your workplace may have felt a bit over-the-top. “That wouldn’t happen here,” you’d say. “I’ve got bigger fish to fry.”
And then you turn on the news.
Rethinking Emergency Preparedness
Whether these incidents have multiplied lately or just didn’t get enough reporting in the [...]