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Workplace Violence: Prevention & Response

Workplace Violence: Prevention & Response

Currently, an average of 18,000 workplace assaults are logged weekly in the United States.  It’s not a misprint, 18,000. With this truly staggering number, it’s no surprise organizations are becoming more serious about implementing additional workplace violence initiatives to keep their people safe. What’s more is these incidents have an economic cost of an estimated $121B […]

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Incorporating Communication into Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

Incorporating Communication into Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

In 2018, the US experienced multiple, unprecedented natural disasters including hurricanes, mudslides, fires, and floods. And, with active shooter incidents (307 in 2018) and cyber-attacks (65% aimed at small and medium-sized businesses) increasing in record fashion, it seems like a disaster or other critical event makes the news daily. Odds are, one could impact your […]

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Reviewing 2018 Disasters and Preparing Your Organization for 2019

Reviewing 2018 Disasters and Preparing Your Organization for 2019

Unfortunately, 2018 brought no shortage of devastating events to the US and other countries all over the world. In the US alone, unprecedented natural disasters affected numerous lives and created billions of dollars in property damage. In addition, active shooter incidents, cybersecurity breaches, and other devastating events dominated the news cycle for much of the […]

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‘Tis the Season: 4 Tips for Avoiding a Flu Outbreak

‘Tis the Season: 4 Tips for Avoiding a Flu Outbreak

Body aches, chills, congestion, dehydration, fatigue, fever, sneezing, sweating… This long list of highly undesirable symptoms may sound like the side effects listed in the latest pharmaceutical ad, but they are actually the most common symptoms of the flu. Not interested? Me neither. Each year, roughly 5-20% of US residents get the flu – but […]

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Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter

Preparing Your Organization for an Active Shooter

If you’ve listened to the news over the past few months, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard about at least one active shooter incident. Unfortunately, these events have become far to common. To best ensure workforce safety, organizations should be actively training and testing on their awareness and preparedness plans. Are you? Last week, Preparis […]

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Defining Preparedness: Where Does Your Organization Stand?

Defining Preparedness: Where Does Your Organization Stand?

Preparedness.  According to Mirriam-Webster, preparedness is a noun indicating “the quality or state of being ready in advance.”  All organizations need to be in a state of preparedness ahead of potential critical events or disruptive incidents. Depending on the severity, these events could impact normal operations, jeopardize revenue, or put lives at risk. And, preparedness […]

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