With school back in full swing, K–12 administrators continue to focus on the critical issue of student, faculty, and staff safety.
I recently participated in a panel discussion on the topic of active shooters for the Campus Security & Life Safety Virtual Summit. The tail end of the conversation turned to role of mental health and related resources in preventing further incidents from occurring. Being a teenager is tough enough as it is—we’ve all been there.
On January 13, 2018, in Hawaii, at 8:07 a.m., a ballistic missile alert was accidentally issued via Hawaii’s Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones.
Hospital workers are accustomed to saving the lives of those that come through their doors. In recent years, however, they’ve been forced to focus their efforts inward to improve protection for themselves as they and their hospital campuses have increasingly become the target of violent attacks
Nothing should be more important than school safety and security. However, when it comes to procuring funds to install, improve, or upgrade physical security and infrastructure, many schools find themselves struggling to meet their most basic operating expenses, much less anything else.
There has been no shortage of risks facing college campuses today, from severe weather and power outages to protests and active assailants. The strain put on the teams and infrastructure responsible for the safety and security of faculty and students has never been greater.
Healthcare organizations are unique environments. They regularly contend with ongoing business challenges such as limited resources and rising costs. Adding to their challenges are 24/7 visitor traffic, confidential patient data, large supplies of pharmaceuticals, and emergency situations.