“Everything changed after 9/11” was a frequently heard refrain—from the president and other politicians and in law enforcement and private security circles. The same may, in time, be said of the Paris attacks in November 2015, or the Orlando attack in June 2016. Recent targets have included restaurants and bars, Read More
Tag: active shooter
By Jay Hart
In recent months, the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage. At the same time, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about five percent of all businesses experience Read More
By Michael Long
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially at mass gathering points and open-access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.
The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed Read More
Prior to 2012, Bloomingdale’s was doing what most retail organizations do when it comes to retail loss prevention training and safety education—relying on a number of standard approaches like posters, classroom training, huddles, and pre-shift morning rallies. But these approaches just weren’t working.
As I contemplated this situation, I realized we Read More
The Top 10 Retail Workplace Hazards
These statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identify the top retail workplace hazards.
By Jac Brittain, LPC
Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm retail employees? By identifying the retail workplace Read More
Loss Prevention Industry Leader Gary Manson Remembered by Colleagues
Retired Neiman Marcus executive dies at age 73.
By Jack Trlica
The loss prevention industry lost one its strongest leaders with the passing of Gary Manson on February 17 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, at the age of 73. Manson retired Read More
How does your team communicate in a crisis? Where do you collect the information needed to make the right decisions when an emergency like an active shooter or an extreme weather event arises?
One way to gather and disseminate crisis data, such as real-time active shooter information, is through the use Read More