Employee Safety Blog
- Safety and SecurityHow Sally Beauty Minimizes Loss & Protects Lone Workers
Jim Mires, Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety at Sally Beauty, shares how his team protects lone workers and achieves alignment on the company’s safety culture from the top down.
- Safety and SecurityProtect Your Business this Cybersecurity Month
Need help upgrading your company’s cybersecurity game? Here’s how you can get your business to #BeCyberSmart during this October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
- Safety and SecurityGSX 2021 Recap: 4 Can’t-Miss Sessions on the Future of the Security Industry
Get our takeaways about the most pressing issues facing the security and safety industries today and how to overcome them from GSX 2021.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Handle Suspicious Package Threats
Suspicious packages can be frightening, but you’ll be prepared for them if you know what to look for and create your own response and communication plan.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Prevent the Top 10 OSHA Violations
OSHA regularly publishes a list of its most frequently cited violations. In this post, we’ll provide tips and best practices to help you keep workers safe and avoid OSHA violations.
- Safety and SecurityTarget Hardening Techniques for Businesses
Learn what target hardening is, why it’s critical to employee safety and business continuity, and what you can do to make your organization more secure.
- Safety and SecurityHow Rakuten Creates Cohesive Safety Programs
Donna Kelly, Head of Facilities at Rakuten Americas, shares how the company has implemented consistent safety programs across multiple locations to empower their facilities teams.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Create a Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Preventing workplace violence starts with knowing how to identify risks. This post will cover some basic guidelines for creating a plan to prevent workplace violence and improve overall workplace safety.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Create an Active Shooter Response Plan
Thinking about an active shooter event isn’t pleasant, but having a documented active shooter response plan in place is vital to keeping employees safe during a crisis. In this article, we’ll cover what to include and how to prepare your people and business for any scenario.
- Safety and SecurityActive Shooter Preparedness: 5 Steps Every Business Can Take
Active shooter preparedness should be a priority for every company concerned about employee safety. Here are 5 important steps every business can take.
- Emergency ManagementRun Hide Fight: Pros and Cons
In this blog post, we evaluate the most common method taught in the United States to mitigate active shooters: “Run, Hide, Fight” and what to do before, during, and after an active shooter event.
- Emergency ManagementThe Main Types of Workplace Violence and 6 Steps to Mitigate Risks
There are many types of workplace violence, from verbal abuse to homicide. This post discusses the four primary types of workplace violence and covers six steps your organization can take to improve employee safety.
- Safety and SecurityLifesaving Lessons From a Wildfire Study: Q&A With Alexander Maranghides of NIST
How a study of California’s deadliest wildfire is guiding lifesaving research and emergency preparedness efforts.
- Emergency ManagementHow to Conduct a Fire Drill at Work
This guide will help you and your business improve fire safety by outlining a process for how to conduct a fire drill at work.
- Company NewsIntroducing New Mobile App Features to Empower Anywhere Workers
In this post, we discuss AlertMedia’s new mobile app features to help organizations keep employees safe and connected when traveling, working remotely, and on the go.
- CommunicationsDuty of Care: An Employer’s Guide to Legal and Moral Responsibilities
In this post, we’ll examine what duty of care is, how it can impact your business, and answer some frequently asked questions about this highly complex subject.
- Emergency ManagementWhat Businesses Need to Know About Hurricane Season 2021
In this post, we take a look at the experts’ predictions for 2021, what it means for your business, and hear from AlertMedia’s in-house meteorologist, Jason Moreland, about what your organization can do to prepare for yet another “above average” hurricane season.
- Emergency ManagementThe Role of Communication in Crisis Management
In this post, we discuss how to create a crisis management plan and explore the role communication plays in keeping people safe and businesses running before, during, and after a crisis.
- Safety and SecurityRetail Loss Prevention: Using Threat Intelligence Technology to Safeguard Stores
In this post, we explore how retailers can strengthen their loss prevention policies and procedures with a comprehensive threat intelligence and emergency communication program.
- Safety and SecurityWhat You Need to Know About Active Shooter Drills at Work
Learn about the various types of active shooter drills, their pros and cons, and what experts say about preparing your employees for an active shooter scenario.
- Safety and SecurityIdentifying Risks Before They Become Threats: Q&A with Lukas Quanstrom, Ontic CEO
Lukas Quanstrom, Co-Founder and CEO of Ontic, shares how organizations can adopt a proactive security approach to prevent crises.
- Safety and SecurityDuty of Care for the Remote Workforce: Q&A With GitHub’s Security Team
In this Q&A, GitHub’s security experts share how they keep their remote workforce safe and how duty of care has changed since the pandemic.
- Safety and SecurityWhat Businesses Need to Know About Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
This post will cover what OSINT is, why it has grown in popularity, and what businesses need to know about leveraging it as part of their risk monitoring and employee safety strategy.
- Safety and SecurityLocation Intelligence: What You Need to Know
This blog examines modern applications of location intelligence and how organizations can use it to identify threats faster.
- Safety and SecurityHow AlertMedia Delivers Actionable Intelligence: Q&A with Sara Pratley
In this Q&A, Sara Pratley, AlertMedia’s Vice President of Global Intelligence discusses how organizations can protect their people through threat identification and 24/7 situational awareness.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Build a Stronger Safety Culture: Q&A with Scott Gerard of Moss Construction
In this Q&A, Scott Gerard, VP of Environmental Health and Safety at Moss Construction, shares how company leaders can make safety a value within their organization.
- Safety and SecurityImproving Facility Security: Q&A with Kevin Dooley of the San Diego Padres
In this Q&A, Kevin Dooley, Sr. Director of Security and Transportation for the San Diego Padres, shares best practices and advice on keeping facilities of all sizes secure.
- Safety and SecurityAddressing Remote Work Productivity and Employee Safety
In this post, we discuss common challenges employees face in a remote working environment and ways employers can improve remote work productivity and safety.
- Safety and SecurityKeeping a Mobile Workforce Safe: Q&A with Penny Neferis, JetBlue
In this Q&A, JetBlue’s head of business continuity and emergency response shares lessons learned and advice concerning how to keep dispersed teams safe during critical events.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Create an Inclement Weather Policy for Your Business (+ Policy Example)
Learn the importance of an inclement weather policy to your business and understand what you should think about as you’re creating yours.
- Safety and Security5 Cold Weather Safety Tips for Every Business
Working in cold weather can be very dangerous, even if your employees are not exposed continually. Here are 5 safety tips for anyone working in cold weather.
- Safety and SecurityWinter Driving Safety Tips for Employees (+ Policy Examples)
In this blog post, we’ll explore how organizations can protect employees driving in snow and inclement weather.
- Safety and SecurityWinter Safety Stats and Resources to Keep Your Team Safe From Winter Threats
Whether your employees are working remotely or in the office, winter brings safety risks and operational challenges for which your organization should be prepared.
- Emergency Management6 Winter Storm Preparations Every Business Should Make
Safeguarding your people and business from winter threats starts with understanding the risks and having a plan.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Keep Your Remote Employees Safe and Connected This Winter
Keep your remote employees safe, productive, and engaged this winter with these safety best practices.
- Safety and Security5 Tips for Improved Productivity This Winter
Productivity doesn’t have to suffer when bad weather hits. Here are 5 tips to improve employee productivity this winter.
- Safety and SecurityThe Many Hazards of Winter Weather to Businesses
There are many winter hazards that can trip up your business. You need to be prepared for more than the occasional snow flurry. Read this article to learn the four hazards that every business—no matter where they are located—needs to plan for this winter.
- CommunicationsUnderstanding the Impact of California AB 685 on Emergency Communication
Assembly Bill 685 will take effect beginning January 1, 2021, and impacts the vast majority of the nearly one million businesses currently operating in the state of California.
- Emergency ManagementThinking Beyond the Simple Text Blaster
When you need to communicate critical information to employees, a one-way text messaging tool doesn’t compare to emergency communication software.
- Emergency ManagementUsing a Wildfire Map to Protect Your Business
When used correctly, a wildfire map can be a valuable resource for your business. This article discusses the three types of wildfire maps—and when to use each one.
- CommunicationsMinimizing Employee Uncertainty and Anxiety (“Coffee With An Expert” RECAP)
AlertMedia recently hosted our first-ever “Coffee With An Expert” —a live Q&A session on minimizing COVID-19 induced anxiety in the workplace.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Scale Back Reopening When Cases Surge
Businesses must be ready to react when cases surge in their area. This article will discuss how to scale back reopening when it becomes time.
- Safety and SecurityHow Local Threat Monitoring Can Protect Your People During a Hurricane
Modern threat monitoring capabilities can show you the storm as it’s approaching and help you identify and communicate with at-risk employees.
- CommunicationsHR’s Role in Safety: How HR Wins With Effective Emergency Communication
As organizations around the world adapt to a new way of working and an evolving business landscape, HR’s role in safety has never been more important.
- Safety and SecurityHow and When to Restart Business Travel
In this article, we will unpack the key questions your organization needs to be asking when planning necessary or future business travel.
- Safety and SecurityWhat to Do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
Your organization will likely have a confirmed case of COVID-19 at some point. Do you know what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
- CommunicationsHow to Reopen Your Business Safely [+4 Questions to Ask Before You Do]
The decision of whether to reopen is weighing heavily on the minds of many businesses today. Reopen your business with confidence by asking these four questions.
- CustomersIt’s Safety First for Marquette and Its Property Managers
This customer spotlight describes how property management company, Marquette, uses AlertMedia’s lone worker safety solution to ensure the well-being of their employees.
- Safety and SecurityProtecting Your Lone Workers During a Pandemic
For most lone workers, working remotely is not an option. Learn how you can keep your lone workers and those they work with safe during a pandemic.
- Safety and SecurityTravel Risk Management: What Your Company Needs to Know
Business travel can provide many unique benefits, but it also brings huge risks. That’s where travel risk management comes in. Read this article to learn how you can keep your business travelers safe and connected at all times.
- Safety and SecurityPrioritizing Caseworker Safety: Interview With an Expert
This interview with a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) program development expert gives in-depth advice on how the State of Texas is prioritizing caseworker safety.
- CommunicationsCoronavirus Business Preparation: 5 Do’s and Don’ts
In the sea of information regarding Coronavirus, though, it can be hard to identify what your organization can do to prepare for the spread of the disease. In this post, we will discuss the practical steps you can take today to prepare your business for the Coronavirus.
- Safety and SecurityLone Worker Risks: How to Protect Your People
From violent attacks and health risks to work-related injuries, there are numerous threats to employee safety. And those risks are only amplified when employees are working by themselves. As a result, lone worker safety is a top concern for organizations.
- Safety and SecurityWhy A Panic Button App Isn’t Enough
Panic button apps are convenient, inexpensive, and low-tech. But what good are they if they don’t work well? Here are the main pitfalls of panic button apps.
- Emergency ManagementThe Three Types of Travel Safety Map
Not all maps are created equal. In this post, we’ll walk you through the three different types of travel safety maps—and when to use each one.
- Safety and SecurityWhat to Look for in a Business Travel Safety App
Every time your employees travel, they face a list of risks. Learn how a travel safety app can help your organization keep your business travelers safe.
- Safety and SecurityAre You Doing Enough to Keep Your Lone Workers Safe?
If you have lone workers on staff, it’s your obligation to keep them as safe as every other employee. Are you doing enough?
- Safety and SecurityHow to Manage Business Travel Risks in the Winter
Traveling for business in the winter can make a bad season for productivity even worse. In this post, we’ll discuss how to mitigate the risks of winter travel and how to keep employees safe, engaged, and productive throughout.
- Safety and SecurityKeep Traveling Employees Safe with Emergency Weather Alerts
Due to the unpredictability of mother nature, you must be prepared to react quickly when bad weather strikes. By equipping traveling employees with emergency weather alerts, you can ensure that they have the most up to date information available.
- Safety and SecurityTechnological Alternatives to Close Protection
Close protection is a luxury best reserved for very specific situations. For most organizations, there are new technologies that can help keep your people safe at all times.
- Emergency ManagementFour Steps To Prepare Your Business For Winter
The economic impact of a simple snowstorm can be upwards of $1 billion. Use this guide to winter storm preparation to minimize the impact on your business.
- Emergency Management4 Tips to Ensure Corporate Travel Security
Traveling for business introduces a host of unique problems. Following these four corporate travel security tips will get you headed in the right direction.
- Safety and SecurityA University’s Duty of Care: What You Need to Know
This post looks at how the courts view a university’s duty of care and how you can fulfill your duty of care to your students and faculty.
- Safety and SecurityHow Lone Worker Safety Monitoring Can Transform Your Organization
Lone worker safety monitoring ensures that even when your lone workers are unaccompanied, they are never truly alone.
- Emergency ManagementWhat Employees Should Do in a Workplace Fire
A workplace fire can become a nightmare scenario for any organization. This blog will provide you with tips on how employees should react during a fire or emergency.
- Safety and Security5 Gaps in Your Lone Worker Safety Program [Webinar Recap]
In this webinar, we address some of the common gaps that are found in lone worker programs and important things to consider while selecting a lone worker safety system.
- Emergency ManagementWhere There’s Smoke: Fire Risks in the Workplace
While workplace fires are sometimes out of an organization’s control, understanding risk will help dramatically reduce the likelihood a fire will occur.
- Safety and SecurityWhen Lone Workers Should Flee Danger
There comes a time when lone workers should flee danger, prioritizing safety over the demands of the job. Being able to communicate at that time is key.
- Safety and SecurityHow a Lone Worker Safety Program Can Benefit Your Organization
Building out a comprehensive lone safety program and properly training your workers is a proactive measure every organization should take.
- Safety and SecurityHow Smartphones Can Save Lives
Smartphones can do much more than send and receive calls in an emergency. Now your employees’ phones can provide instant access to help when emergencies occur.
- Safety and SecurityAll You Need to Know About Lone Worker Safety Devices
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the various lone worker safety devices available for employers looking to protect their lone workers.
- Safety and SecurityAddressing the Dangers Faced by Caregivers in the Field
Homecare workers are essential to so many people, but unfortunately, they face some significant vulnerabilities while out in the field. Read this blog post to learn more.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Protect Your Lone Workers In 5 Steps
Consider these 5 tips to make sure your employees are safe when they’re not in the office, to help them feel protected, and to improve their focus on the job at hand.
- Safety and SecurityDuty of Care: The Three Types of Employers
The most successful companies are those that go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health by fulfilling their employer’s duty of care.
- Safety and SecurityDuty of Care Case Law And Your Business
In this post, we will summarize the key concepts you need to understand to protect your company from liability.
- Communications8 Driving Safety Tips for Employees
Keeping your drivers and those around them safe is a responsibility every employer should take seriously. Read this article to learn the top 8 driving safety tips for employees.
- Safety and SecurityHow to Improve Lone Worker Safety
The safety of your lone workers should be a top priority. In this post, we’ll discuss proactive strategies organizations should employ to keep their people safe in the field.
- Safety and SecurityCreating a Duty of Care Policy
Every organization has some level of responsibility for their employees’ well-being when they’re on the job. However, it’s not enough to just hope that your employees are safe.
- Emergency Management3 Post-Hurricane Safety Precautions for Facility Managers
Facilities managers are usually the first to return after a hurricane. This article details 3 post-hurricane safety precautions they should keep in mind.
- Safety and SecurityThe Massive Effort to Keep People Safe During Inauguration
With so many in attendance for the inauguration, officials want to be prepared. An emergency alert system will play a key role in keeping people safe.
- Safety and Security5 Reasons It’s Time to Let Employees Work Remotely
Thinking of extending remote working for more employees in 2017? Here are 5 reasons why it would be worth the risk.
- Safety and SecurityIs It Safe for Employees to Travel Abroad? How Companies Can Use Incident Communications Software to Protect Themselves
The more mobile we become, the greater the need to leverage technology to keep us connected. While you hope to never need it, incident communications software can be a valuable tool for companies and a lifeline for employees.
- Safety and SecurityYour Emergency Notification Software: Building Resilience through Monitoring
Maintaining a resilient business with regular operations before, during, and after an unexpected event requires emergency notification software.
- Safety and SecurityMore Protection in the Workplace: A Brief Guide to Employee Safety
Employee safety is crucial to employee satisfaction and minimizing liability. Through preventative measures, you can keep your workers safe. Consider the questions in this article when investing in protection for your employees.
- Safety and SecurityLet Us Keep the Lookout: 5 Sources You Should Track Through Monitoring Center
AlertMedia’s Monitoring Center makes it easy to manage your emergency response by helping you stay current on important and breaking events that affect your business.
- CommunicationsHow to Use Mass Communications to Effectively Reach Your Audience Globally
Your communications platform is the hub for every important piece of information monitored, exchanged, and managed.
- Company NewsNew at AlertMedia: Monitoring Services and Mapping Enhancements
ANNOUNCING: Updated monitoring services. We have improved our ability to deliver a customized, comprehensive approach to monitoring and employee safety tracking.
- Safety and SecurityFive Winter Fire Causes and How to Prevent Them
In addition to implementing an emergency alert communication system, here are a few things you can do to stay safe while keeping warm during the winter.