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Posts from February 2016.

I recently met with an international company which has armed security responders at some facilities, guards at others, and nothing at public establishments among its diverse operations. We talked about protecting lone employees working at customers' sites or alone at late hours, as well as how to protect employees working in situations where police are involved in riot or crime scene activities (medical responders, utility workers, and news crews).

Never having to tell a wife or child that their loved one was killed at your worksite is reason enough to maintain a safe workplace, but businesspeople would be foolish not to also consider the legal costs of unsafe work practices.

A February 11 Houston Jury Verdict provided 54 million more reasons to go beyond words and develop and constantly improve effective safety processes. The problem is that there is a tendency to hire competent safety professionals ...

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