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Preparing Your Organization for Workplace Violence

We’ve been seeing an increase in violence throughout the United States over the last decade. These acts of violence are happening everywhere. We’ve seen these incidents in schools, places of worship, and places of work. These are all places we go expecting to be safe from harm or injury. If there is an emergency, we expect to be notified along with what procedures we should take to stay out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, occurrences of workplace violence are increasing. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), each year there are 2 million reports of workers having been a victim of workplace violence. That’s excluding those who didn’t report their incident occurring.

 

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

Back to School Safety and Emergency Communication at USG

It’s that time of the year again when universities, colleges, and K-12 schools open up their doors for their students and staff. With students coming back, the safety of everyone on campus is a big issue. Emergency communication is more important than ever on any campus. The goal of any organization is to ensure that your mass notification reaches every person through multiple routes. This is especially important when there are children or students involved. There’s never a 100% chance that someone has their mobile phone on them at all times, so you must use other methods to reach your people. In the world of IoT, this multimodal approach is increasingly easy to implement and initiate.

 

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

Critical Communications to Exceed Operational Goals and Compliance Requirements

Safety isn’t simply a state of being. Safety is a way of life and a goal that each of us strives to reach. Not only for us, but also for our families, schools, and the organizations we work. To be legally compliant, organizations must create an emergency response and action plan for their organization. It is their responsibility to be prepared for emergency scenarios that could possibly happen to their organization - and notify their constituents. In this day, we all expect to be notified should an emergency occur.

 

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - After


After an active shooter incident occurs, much of the tough work is still left to be completed. An incident like this has most likely affected the entire community, and it will likely take the entire community to recover. Recovery might include hospitals, grief counselors, employee assistance, and more.

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

3 Key Insights for a Modern Emergency Notification System

In 2008, colleges were still scrambling to acquire an Emergency Notification System (ENS) to send mass text messages to their students. It was just over a year from the horrific Virginia Tech massacre that refocused the world’s priorities on the importance of campus safety and taking proactive measures to prevent a recurrence - on any campus.

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Ara Bagdasarian

Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - During

No organization wants to think about the day that an emergency might happen at their facilities, especially an active shooter crisis, but it is something that each organization must prepare. Not only is mass emergency preparation a legal obligation, but most would argue that it is a moral one. You want to keep your people informed and out of harm’s way. If there’s an emergency, people expect to be notified and provided the guidance to remain safe. There are many alerts that we have grown accustomed to receiving such as weather alerts, Amber or Silver Alerts, or even local emergency alerts. So, if there’s an active shooter emergency in the vicinity, people expect to be alerted in a similar fashion.

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Critical Insights, Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

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