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The Impact of Return to Work

Protus3 Workplace Violence

In a recent speaking engagement, Jerry Blanchard, President and CEO, discussed the impact of return to work. What do employees expect when they return? How has working from home changed the culture of your business? Does this change your vision? How has this changed the company’s critical assets? While we can’t reproduce the entire presentation here, we wanted to provide …

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Workplace Violence and Coronavirus Disease – 2021

Megan Keenan News, Workplace Violence

“We’re beginning to realize that coronavirus disease, COVID-19, will be an event burned into our minds and hearts for generations.” This was written by Chris Peterson, former President of Protus3, in March 2020. Little did we know then just how much COVID-19 would affect us and change who we are. “Most of our workforce today has nothing by which to …

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Risk Assessment Teams

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Security 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 …

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Workplace Violence and Coronavirus Disease

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Workplace Violence

We’re beginning to realize that coronavirus disease, COVID-19, will be an event burned into our minds and hearts for generations.  Employees are not receiving paychecks, and unemployment benefits are lagging behind the need. Families, companies, and governments are being pushed to historic limits. When reality finally sets in, there are going to be reactions, including an increase in workplace violence. …

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Workplace Violence – What You Permit, You Promote

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Workplace Violence

Why are we so surprised by workplace violence when we are willing to accept these unacceptable behaviors from our leaders? Is it possible that the key underlying issue is much bigger than the sum of all of these things? Let’s consider the effects of the internet, social media, 24-hour news, and other factors. For instance, there are wide-spread examples of …

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Addressing Access Control

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP News, Workplace Violence

Every event like the shooting in Virginia Beach provides us with the ability to reflect on security. How can we better protect personnel? And how do we address access control? The article “Electronic Doors Obstructed Pursuit of Virginia Shooter, Police Say” appeared in both Campus Safety magazine as well as Security Sales & Integration magazine. You can read the original …

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Training to Respond to Workplace Violence

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence

Last month I wrote about the importance of training as a security tool to support best outcomes in a security event. That post specifically addressed workplace violence and active shooters. Today I want to discuss two things: Our bodies are created for preservation and survival – knowing how it might affect us is important for our wellbeing and best outcomes. …