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The Integrity News

Vol. XI No. 28
ISSN 1081-2717
October 22, 2002


abcNEWS.com
October 22, 2002

Risky Business

"Firms nationwide ponder security amid Sniper, terror attacks."

SECURITY RESURGENCE

"In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, many of the nation's businesses implemented increased security measures such as requiring employees to show identification, conducting evacuation drills and screening mail." After a few months, they began to get complacent. Now, however, with the D.C. Sniper, the Bali bombings, and other terrorist attacks, they are again re-thinking their security.

Below are some "security precautions for businesses ---

Unauthorized Entry:

1. Use picture or other positive identification cards for employees.

2. Reduce the number of entrances into the building.

3. Require visitors to sign in upon entry and make sure an authorized employee accompanies them during their visit.

Emergency Evacuation Drills:

1. Conduct drills periodically, under a variety of circumstances.

2. Assign, in advance, specific gathering places for evacuated employees to meet.

3. Designate and train employees on each floor or area to coordinate the evacuation drill and report on results.

Harassment:

1. Educate employees especially managers and supervisors about what constitutes harassment.

2. Provide an unbiased and confidential method for employees to report harassment.

3. Always follow up on reports and respond consistently.

Violence:

1. Train managers and supervisors on "warning signs" that potentially violent persons may exhibit, such as significant changes in personality, personal care, personal habits and appearance, as well as in social interaction.

2. Carefully control access to workplace facilities to employees and authorized visitors.

3. Provide vulnerable employees (receptionists, customer relations representatives and others that have front-line visibility with the public) with a discreet way for alerting help, such as a hidden alarm button.

4. Do not tolerate violence of any kind verbal and physical threats or destruction of property.

Mailroom Procedures:

1. Screen mail for proper return address; be wary of mail with odors and/or noise.

2. Instruct employees to refuse delivery of any suspicious/unexpected package.

3. Centralize your mail-handling facility and locate it away from other work areas."




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