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The Importance of a Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan for Non-Coastal Businesses

Non-coastal businesses may not feel they are at significant risk during hurricane season; but, as recent history demonstrates, the...

How Out-of-Date is Your Disaster Recovery Plan?

Andrea Lebron
May 14, 2019

According to a survey of disaster recovery decision makers, only one-in-seven businesses continuously update their disaster recovery...

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How the Measles Outbreak Affects School Safety

Mary Kate McGrath
May 09, 2019

On April 29, 2019, federal health officials said that measles continues to spread across the United States, with over 700 documented...

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60% of Active Shooter Incidents in 2018 Occurred in Businesses

Andrea Lebron
May 07, 2019

The FBI’s recently-released “Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2018” report reveals that, of twenty-seven events...

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Should More Corporate Safety Plans Adopt National Incident Command System Components?

Andrea Lebron
April 30, 2019

Many corporate safety plans are “isolated” inasmuch as they deal with how organizations will respond individually in an emergency....

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How Prepared is Your School to Cope with Gun Violence?

Andrea Lebron
April 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently published a guide for K-12 schools for preventing and protecting against gun...

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How Petrochemical Plants Can Communicate With Employees and Communities When Disaster Strikes

Mary Kate McGrath
April 23, 2019

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 60 inches of rain on the Houston Ship Channel in Texas. The flat coastal plain...

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Managing Hospital Safety During Nursing Strikes

Mary Kate McGrath
April 16, 2019

In March of 2019, unionized nurses in New York City delivered a formal strike notice to the three largest hospital networks. The...

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The Latest Violence Against Teachers Statistics

Andrea Lebron
April 11, 2019

Finding accurate violence against teachers statistics is practically impossible due to the varying ways in which violent incidents are...

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The Latest on Workplace Violence Statistics

Andrea Lebron
April 09, 2019

Updated 4/9/2019—The latest on workplace violence statistics 2018-2019 is that many businesses continue to under-report non-fatal...

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What are CMS Hospital Star Ratings and How Are They Calculated?

Andrea Lebron
April 09, 2019

CMS Hospital Star Ratings are a quick-reference guide to the performance metrics of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Because of...

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Why Communication Technology is Just as Vital as Traditional Security Solutions in Schools

Andrea Lebron
April 04, 2019

At the recent NSCA Business and Leadership Conference, Michele Gay, the mother of a victim of the Sandy Hook school shooting, gave a...

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What Emergency Managers Can Learn From the Midwest Historic Flooding

Mary Kate McGrath
April 03, 2019

In the early Spring of 2019, snowmelt from the “bomb cyclone” and heavy rainfall resulted in record flooding to the midwest region of...

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