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Risk Assessment Teams

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPSecurity Program Development, Workplace Violence

We’ve all heard the saying “necessity is the mother of invention” (or innovation). That is absolutely true today. During COVID-19, we have not seen a big shift in how businesses are set up. What we are starting to see is a major shift in multi-disciplined teams working together. As someone who has helped companies develop multi-disciplined risk assessment teams, I …

evaluation factors

Reflections on Virginia Beach

Protus3News, Security Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence

Friday was a very sad day for the city of Virginia Beach as well as our country. Yet another senseless and tragic mass shooting has taken place and has left us with many questions. Why did this happen? How did this happen? Finally, what could have been done to prevent this from happening? Hearts are broken and loved ones have …

Protect ourself and others

Little Oddities Often Aggregate Into Larger Anomalies

Protus3Crisis Management Planning, Security Master Planning, Security Program Development

Details continue to emerge from the October 1 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest County Music Festival in Las Vegas. There are ample opportunities for emergency responders and security and hospitality professionals to examine and redefine security protocols.  The greatest gains in response to the unthinkable come out of this kind scrutiny and “lessons learned” exercises. It’s a sad truth. …

Campus Safety threat assessment article

3 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Threat Assessment Process

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPSecurity Program Development, Workplace Violence

Campus Safety Magazine published 3 Mistakes That Can Derail Your Threat Assessment Process. Although this article addresses students in an educational environment, it includes lessons for employers as well. How can security professionals protect the individual as well as the whole community? Violence in the workplace is more common than many believe – and it is also often predictable and …

response to workplace violence

FBI Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness and Response

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISPWorkplace Violence

In January 2011, the FBI published Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness and Response. This is a fairly lengthy and detailed article that is definitely worth the read. We found this information especially interesting: A handful of high-profile incidents have led to increased public awareness. However, prevalence rates show that nonfatal workplace violence is a more common phenomenon than previously believed.   …