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Munich Shooter Analysis

Analysis of the Munich Shooter This Munich shooter has a profile very reminiscent of a school shooter. Bullied, socially isolated, psychological issues, and withdrawn into a fantasy video game world where he can feel “powerful” to compensate for perceived inadequacies. Another common theme in the Munich shooter profile is that he planned the attack for […]

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Workplace Violence Policy?

Workplace Violence Policy? Think Again! According to a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), reminding employees of your workplace violence policy may be an Unfair Labor Practice. A nursing home that posted a memo reminding employees of the company’s workplace violence policy had the act ruled unfair by the NLRB.  Following a […]

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Corporate Crisis Management

Corporate Crisis Management: A Clear Necessity After a second outbreak of riots began in Ferguson, Missouri that quickly outpaced those experienced throughout the city in August; the rest of the nation responded in various ways to the grand jury findings that Darren Wilson would not be charged with the murder of teenager Michael Brown. Communities […]

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How Good is Your Business Emergency Planning?

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Corporate Emergency Planning for Civil Unrest The images of businesses in Ferguson, MO with boarded up windows in anticipation of unrest following the grand jury verdict has caused businesses in other cities to reflect on their own emergency planning for civil unrest situations.  Protests and demonstrations turned violent in August and rioting and looting erupted; […]

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Alarms Won’t Stop an Active Shooter

Smoke Alarms Don’t Extinguish Fires and Gunfire Alarms Won’t Stop an Active Shooter Recently, a Massachusetts school made headlines by installing an active shooter detection system.  The system, which is similar to others that have been used by the military, detects the noise and flash of gunfire through smoke alarm-sized sensors installed throughout the building […]

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Active Shooter Training Considerations

Active Shooter Training

Active Shooter Training Drills Should be Carefully Planned The science of training is well documented. One of the most basic rules of training teaches that if the goal is to teach an employee what to do in a certain situation, then you can teach the desired behavior by: Breaking the task into steps, or small, […]

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“Cease and Desist” is Not Threat Management

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“Cease and Desist” Letters are Not a Threat Management Tool When your corporation receives a threat from a disgruntled former employee engaged in stalking, notices a theft of intellectual property by a competitor or enters into a tense payment conflict with a vendor, there might be an immediate temptation to fire off a sternly worded […]

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