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Ready to Respond

- Proper training can help ensure that security officers know what to do when called to the scene of an incident involving a disruptive person who may be anywhere on a continuum of violence in the workplace. 

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter Had Pattern of Misconduct, ACLU Releases Report on FBI Abuse of Power, And More

- Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.

Prison Guard Faces 20 Years for Beating Inmate to Death and Trying to Cover It Up

- A former Alabama prison guard faces 20 years in prison for charges surrounding the beating of an inmate who later died from his injuries.

Private Security Fatalities Comparable to Police Fatalities

- A North Carolina-based security education organization has released statistics on private security officers killed or injured on duty in 2012.

Workplace Violence

- A study conducted by the John Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response examines hospital shootings.

Domestic Violence

- A factsheet from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers guidance to employers on how to apply employment discrimination laws to victims of domestic violence. The factsheet offers scenarios and examples of how companies might unintentionally run afoul of federal law.

FBI Releases Data on Slain Officers

- The FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report, released Monday morning, includes narratives of how each officer was killed and a database that organizes each incident by state, weapon used, and about 45 other criteria.

Infographic: Violence at Work

- Almost 800 occupational fatalities occurred from workplace violence in 2011, according to preliminary statistics from the Justice Department.

Healthcare Security

- See an example of the Violent Incident Report devised by the security department at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Security asks employees to fill out the report each time they encounter aggressive behavior in the hospital.

Whistleblowers

- The whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that prohibit retaliation against employees do not apply to workers outside of the United States, according to a federal judge’s ruling.

Romancing the Workplace

- Companies can reduce the likelihood of harassment lawsuits stemming from romantic workplace relationships by preventing relationships between subordinates and managers and by having employees in romantic relationships sign Love Contracts.

Most U.S. Schools Missing Adequate Pandemic Response Plans

- Researchers surprised at the lack of pandemic preparedness by education institutions after completion of a study assessing disaster preparedness in U.S. schools.

Morning Security Brief: Attack on U.S. Embassy, Bolivian Coca in National Parks, Facebook Investigations, and More

- Libyan officials say the attack on the U.S. embassy Wednesday was a well-planned ambush. Bolivia cleaning coca out of national parks. Facebook post leads to murder charges for gang members. And more.
 




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