May 2010 Issue No. 4
This issue touches on three topics that are important to corporations and also valuable to their employees:
8 Tips for Protecting Your Home When on Vacation – Bill Addis, a former state trooper and team leader at U.S. Security Care, Inc., suggests eight precautions home owners should take before going on vacation.
15 Steps to Reducing the Chance of Work Place Violence When Terminating Employees – Tom Owen, Director of Security at U.S. Security Care, Inc., provides 15 steps to reduce the chances of employment termination turning violent.
10 Circumstances to Watch for to Protect Yourself and Society – Jeff Schwartz, Director of Training at U.S. Security Care, Inc., reminds everyone, after the attempted car bomb in New York earlier this month, what circumstances to look for to protect yourself and those around you.
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8 Tips for Protecting Your Home When on Vacation
The National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association reported in 2008 that there were over two million burglaries a year and 50% of those burglaries, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, occur when people are on vacation. Bill Addis, a former state trooper and team leader at U.S. Security Care, Inc., suggests the following eight precautions home owners should take before going on vacation.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one out of six violent crimes occur at work. Tom Owen, Director of Security at U.S. Security Care, Inc., provides 15 steps to reduce the chances of an employment termination turning violent.
“After the termination meeting, have the employee leave the premises as soon as possible because the employee’s continued presence at your company will only hurt morale and create an uncomfortable and possibly dangerous environment. If the terminated individual makes threats of violence or retribution, note these statements and report this to law enforcement authorities.
“It may also be advisable to retain the services of a reputable and professional security or investigations firm to keep the individual under discrete surveillance for an initial 48 to 72 hours, and periodically over the next few months.”
10 Circumstances to Watch for To Protect Yourself and Society
Earlier this month, a street vendor on Times Square in New York City had the presence of mind to call the police when he noticed something unusual about a parked car that was emitting smoke from inside the vehicle. It was that vendor’s presence of mind that saved hundreds and possibly thousands of lives.
Everyone keeps a sharp eye when they perceive the place they are in is dangerous. Unfortunately, we are lulled into a sense of false security, according to Jeff Schwartz, Director of Training at U.S. Security Care Inc., when we are in places that physically look safe and/or we see a lot of policemen. Vigilance isn’t just for focusing on potential terrorist threats; it’s also about being aware of robbers, muggers, rapists, hate groups and an assortment of other people with bad intentions.
Mr. Schwartz provides the following examples of things we should all be looking out for:
Today, there are a lot of bad actors, according to Schwartz, so everyone must be alert and work with the police to enhance everyone’s safety and well being.
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