Workplace Security Essentials

Workplace Security Essentials : A Guide for Helping Organizations Create Safe Work Environments

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Whether you are a business owner, department manager, or even a concerned employee, Workplace Security Essentials will show you how to improve workplace safety and security using real-life examples and step-by-step instructions.

Every organization, be it large or small, needs to be prepared to protect its facilities, inventory, and, most importantly, its staff. Workplace Security Essentials is the perfect training resource to help businesses implement successful security measures, boost employee morale and reduce turnover, protect the company's reputation and public profile, and develop the ability to process and analyze risks of all kinds.

Workplace Security Essentials helps the reader understand how different business units can work together and make security a business function-not a burden or extra cost.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 12mm | 359.99g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124165575
  • 9780124165571

Table of contents

1: The Fighting Stance: Security Awareness

2. Developing a Security Focus: Identifying Critical Assets

3. Building Skills with Basics: Learning to Identify Threats

4. Playing with Blocks: Protecting What's Important - Vulnerabilities

5. Practice Makes Perfect: Karate Forms and Organizational Memory

6. When They Are Close Enough to Kiss: Internal Threats

7. Getting Your Kicks: Responding to External Threats

8. When Things Get Down and Dirty: Workplace Violence

9. Freestyle Sparring: Learning to Fight Back - Emergency Operations Planning

10. Down, but Not Out: Disaster Drills and Recovery

11. The Dos and Don'ts of Self Defense: Understanding Your Premise Liability

12. Weapons of Organizational Self Defense: Security Protection Systems

13. Personnel Safety Is Personal Safety

14. The Wrap: Good Security Is Good Business
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About Eric N Smith

Eric Smith, CPP, is the leading authority on organizational self-defense. Currently, Eric is the HSS Security Director for the Denver-area Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems (SCLHS) locations. Before joining HSS, Inc., he spent more than a decade in law enforcement, including working on a special team focused on street-level drug interdiction. He is experienced in security management, directing the security operations at several locations. He teaches active shooter response for school administrators, faculty and hospital staff. Eric has developed staff education and security awareness training programs for employees and security staff members. He instructs critical incident command leaders on how to handle emergency procedures. After authoring various articles on law enforcement and security topics, he has contributed to two books on security program administration and has been cited in the latest edition of Human Resource Management. His most recent publication, "Healthy Access to Healthcare: Visitor Management for Hospitals", is available online through (paperback) or electronically on Kindle. Recently, Eric developed an active shooter guideline for IAHSS after helping to plan and conduct a full-scale scenario involving SWAT, police responders, bomb squads and negotiators in an urban hospital. In addition to authoring Workplace Security Essentials, as an avid writer and trainer, Eric created the Business Karate Blog. The blog includes security tips and suggestions for business leaders and anyone interested in personal security. Topics range from active shooters, corporate espionage, to suggestions on how to survive a robbery. Eric obtained his Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the preeminent security management certification, through ASIS International. He holds a bachelor of science degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado.
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