Crowdsourced Intelligence and The High-Tech Malicious Insider

September is #InsiderThreatAwarenessMonth. And while the risk category of insider threat encompasses a wide range of actors, motivations, and actions, I want to focus our attention this month on the high-tech insider. Individuals with authorized access to your most sensitive corporate data and who are intent on causing your company harm or seeking personal gain […]

Understanding the Role of Essential Communications Platforms in Campus Health Operations

The return of students to college and university campuses across the country amid the worst public health crisis in a century has put a spotlight on two pressing challenges facing administrators and campus health officials: How to best reinforce acceptable social norms to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to effectively manage campus health […]

Hospitality Workers Demand Better Protection From COVID-19 Exposure In New Lawsuit

Lawsuit By Vegas Hospitality Workers Union Underscores Inability of Existing Risk Management Systems to Mitigate & Prevent COVID-19 Infections July 2, 2020 The unions representing 60,000 culinary workers and bartenders in Las Vegas filed a lawsuit this week against three major casino operators accusing the companies of failing to adequately protect their workers from the […]

Virginia To Issue COVID-19 Emergency Safety Rule – Just In Time For School

June 29, 2020 Virginia is poised to become the first state in the nation to issue an emergency occupational, safety, and health standard to protect employees from COVID-19. The state’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted last week to create an emergency temporary standard due to the failure of the federal Occupational Safety and Health […]

Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long on COVID-19 & Hurricane Preparedness

In a lot of ways, it feels like we are facing down the perfect storm. From COVID-19, to widespread civil unrest and now hurricane season. Well, despite the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our health and economic security, it is currently forcing coastal communities to alter normal hurricane evacuation, response, recovery and mass care plans.

3 Legal Views of Returning to Work During The Pandemic

Your company is preparing for a return to the workplace, but you still have a lot of questions. How do you test and screen employees for COVID-19 without running afoul of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, privacy and data protection standards?

Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 10 — What Does The Law Say About Your Return To The Workplace Strategy?

Your company is preparing for a return to the workplace, but you still have a lot of questions. How do you test and screen employees for COVID-19 without running afoul of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, privacy and data protection standards?

5 Ways LiveSafe Can Help Businesses and Universities Succeed and Thrive In The New Normal

Businesses, universities, and K-12 school districts are struggling to understand what the new “normal” will look like as the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine. The new normal will require new thinking about how businesses and universities organize, equip, and manage their employees, contractors, and students. Businesses and universities will be challenged like never before to see through the fog of war and make timely decisions that instill confidence and allay fears.

OSHA Acknowledges Importance of Employee Reporting In New COVID-19 Guidance

April 16, 2020 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance last week that partially relieves employers of the responsibility to investigate and record work-related cases of COVID-19 illnesses. Although companies must still record and report cases of COVID-19 where there “is objective evidence that a COVID-19 case may be work-related,” OSHA said […]

COVID-19 Response Needs a Proven Solution

April 2, 2020 It has been truly inspiring to watch how America’s great companies, captains of industry, and entrepreneurs have risen to the challenge of helping our government respond to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. From the repurposing of factories to make masks and ventilators to local micro-distilleries converting stills to make hand-sanitizer, we are struck […]

Mental Health Resilience During The Pandemic

April 1, 2020 LiveSafe has always supported and enabled the anonymous reporting of mental health concerns for our corporate and education client communities. And we are proud to have played a central role in saving many lives over the years by being the central community engagement tool that facilitated timely interventions in mental health crises. […]

Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 5 — Risk Management Leadership During The Coronavirus Emergency

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has organizations searching for answers about their duty of care obligations when it comes to travel and their travel risk management programs. To help us understand the risk management and duty of care aspects of the current coronavirus threat is Joe Gleason, the Director of Risk Management at AHT Insurance. Joe has many years of experience working on risk and security operations for large non-governmental organizations around the world.

Coronavirus & Tough Decisions

Risk management leadership demands more than following policies and procedures, and relying on data for decision making. Risk management leadership also requires the ability to make unpopular, difficult decisions in scenarios lacking conclusive data.

LiveSafe Makes Free Version of Industry-Leading Safety App Available for Battle Against COVID-19

LiveSafe Inc. today announced it is making a free, limited version of its industry-leading safety and two-way communications App, as well as the platform’s Command and Communications Dashboard, available to any business, college, university or healthcare institution that needs an effective means for employees or students to anonymously communicate their concerns and receive important information about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 4 — The Coronavirus and Travel Risk Management

The uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has organizations searching for answers about their duty of care obligations when it comes to travel and their travel risk management programs. To help us understand the risk management and duty of care aspects of the current coronavirus threat is Joe Gleason, the Director of Risk Management at AHT Insurance. Joe has many years of experience working on risk and security operations for large non-governmental organizations around the world.

Las Vegas Mall Shooting Demonstrates LiveSafe’s Full Potential

The Fashion Mall shooting provides an important case study in the broader application of the LiveSafe platform. While the ultimate goal of LiveSafe is to surface early-warning insights that can help security personnel detect and prevent incidents from occurring, in cases like this, when there is no warning, LiveSafe’s powerful two-way communications, broadcast alerts, and geo-fencing features provide critical mass communications capabilities that can help prevent further injuries or greater loss of life.

Secret Service Study Urges Schools to Adopt Prevention and Reporting Strategies to Stop School Shootings

The study by the National Threat Assessment Center is part of the second phase of the Safe Schools Initiative and is based on 41 incidents of “targeted school violence” that took place in American schools from 2008 to 2017.A new study of school shootings released by the U.S. Secret Service on Thursday found that most school shooters exhibited observable warning signs well ahead of their attacks and urged schools across the nation to adopt prevention strategies that include threat assessment teams and anonymous reporting systems.

Uncovering the Link between Domestic Violence and the Workplace

In light of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Jo Ann Ugolini, Senior Director for Threat and Violence Risk Management at Hillard Heintze, discussed the importance of companies incorporating domestic violence awareness and management into workplace violence prevention programs with the LiveSafe Prevention Podcast.

Should We Change How We Teach Run, Hide, Fight?

September 16, 2019 The Federal government’s guidance for active shooter response – Run, Hide, Fight – has been the de facto national standard since it’s introduction in the aftermath of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The Sandy Hook shooting killed 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of […]

Destination Risk: How Community-Sourced Risk Data Can Improve Travel Risk Management

This new white paper by the risk management experts at LiveSafe and AHT Insurance details how technology, when effectively deployed, used, documented and trained, for both the headquarters and the traveling workforce, can lower the likelihood of critical incidents and claims, effectively lowering the risk profile of the organization in the eyes of insurers.

LiveSafe Releases New White Paper on How Technology Can Improve Travel Risk Management

Enterprise-class risk reporting and safety communications platforms like LiveSafe are also making it possible for travelers to engage in real-time, one-to-one communications with security departments and other key management, as well as enabling those management teams to broadcast critical information to travelers located within a specific geographic area. Such capabilities are now considered critical for organizations to meet their duty of care obligations.

New Secret Service Study on Mass Attacks Emphasizes Prevention

A new report released this week by the U.S. Secret Service concludes that the key to stopping mass attacks at businesses, schools, places of worship, healthcare facilities and government agencies is having an actionable prevention strategy in place that emphasizes reporting and intervention.

New Spike In Suicide Rates Seen Among Adolescents And Young Adults

A new study by Harvard Medical School reveals that the suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has spiked in recent years and has experts worried. The study, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found an abnormal increase in suicide rates for males between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. From 2000 to 2017, the suicide rate rose by 47 percent among teens age 15 to 19 and 36 percent among those 20 to 24. That’s well above the 30 percent increase seen across all age groups.

Season 2, Episode 20: Active Shooter Prevention & Mitigation

The mass shooting last week at a municipal office building in Virginia Beach was the 148th active shooter incident in the U.S. so far this year. And while the names, locations and numbers of victims changes with each new act of violence, the nation’s reaction remains predictable: Condolences and prayers are followed quickly by calls […]

At Your Own Risk: The Costly Mistake of Ignoring Sexual Harassment & Assault In The Workplace

The focus of this paper is to outline existing challenges facing victims of sexual harassment and assault, and offer prevention strategies that can improve reporting rates, create more trust in the reporting process and lead to more accountability for perpetrators. Preventing sexual harassment and assault in the workplace is not only the right and moral thing to do, but it’s good for business as well.

Hope Is Not A Strategy For School Security

On this sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the nation looks to the new year ahead with hope — hope that things will change for the better and that schools will go back to being safe places. But hope is not a strategy. Even worse, the vast majority of strategies and solutions being bandied about by industry consultants and so-called security experts simply haven’t worked.