1st Amendment Issues for Threat Management Teams to Consider Threat Management Teams face many challenges in keeping our communities, schools, and workplaces safe. TMTs must constantly determine whether a person making a threat actually poses a threat. The two are quite different. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to freedom […]
Welcome to an expanded edition of Left of Boom, Clinical Security Solution’s monthly newsletter. Each month we share our experiences and perspectives to help nuance your understanding of issues surrounding workplace violence prevention and intervention with the goal of helping you make your workplaces safer for all. In this special issue, we’ll discuss our assessment
American industry has made great strides in addressing the problem of workplace violence (WPV). Beginning with pioneering work by the FBI and the United States Secret Service in the late 1980s and 1990s and continuing to this day, industry standards and best practices have been developed and refined. Protocols and procedures have been codified in
Preparing Your Organization for Protests and Civil Unrest Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail – Benjamin Franklin One of the foundational rights in our democracy is the right to protest peacefully. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution clearly guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government
The United States is in a period of intense societal, political, and economic turmoil. 2022 has already been a tumultuous year and we foresee the worst is yet to come. The fact that we are entering a period of primary elections and active campaigning for the 2022 midterm elections means only intensifying tensions and threats.
Joint Commission’s Worksite Analysis for Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare – A new Best Practice?
In business school, one of my professors presented us with his theory of program analysis and management. He stated, “I can’t measure something I can’t count, I can’t evaluate something I can’t measure.” This became our mantra. After graduation, in my professional life, the reality of the business world collided with those neat and clean
A well-organized and well-trained multidisciplinary team is the key element to a successful workplace violence prevention program. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently updated the standard for Workplace Violence and Active Assailant Prevention, Intervention, and Response WPVI-2020 which identifies the operation of a multidisciplinary threat management team as a best practice. The challenge in
Our newsletter traditionally focuses on the prevention of violence in the workplace. However, I feel compelled to comment on the current situation in Ukraine. We are only in the beginning stages of this massive crisis, and I fear the impact on western democracy and businesses will be long-lasting and far-reaching. My connection to this issue
Jerry was once the model employee. He was frequently recognized as employee of the month and was considered a key member of his workgroup. Due to some internal restructuring, Jerry was reassigned to a different team with a new manager. That’s when things started to change. The new manager noticed that Jerry had difficulty adapting
Welcome to an expanded edition of Left of Boom. In this issue, we’ll discuss our assessment of the threat landscape for the year ahead. I wish to thank my good friend and colleague, James Sporleder from The Regulus Group Securing the “New Normal,” Reflections on the Threat Landscape for 2022 A common maxim promoted in