LiveSafe App Plays Key Role in VCU Police Reform Efforts

The Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department announced this week that it has recorded the lowest number of officer-involved use-of-force incidents in the past 10 years. Officials credited new policies, training, and community engagement through the LiveSafe App as key factors in the department’s success.

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 […]

Calculated Risk: Returning to Campus in The Age of COVID-19

The new white paper from the risk management and prevention experts at LiveSafe, explores how some colleges and universities plan to return, the capabilities and best practices that factored into their risk calculations, and how COVID-19 has impacted the role of university risk managers and public safety officials.

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 […]

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.

Major Healthcare Client: LiveSafe Enables Proactive Reporting of Safety & Security Risks

The security department at this healthcare organization works hard to keep the employees and patients safe so that everyone can focus on helping each child grow healthier and happier. As part of this commitment, they conduct regular training and safety drills. Uniformed officers patrol the hallways, checking in with each department. They have installed blue emergency call boxes throughout the parking garages. Also, they operate a 9-1-1 style emergency dispatch that allows security officers to respond quickly when needed.

Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Episode 2 — Combining Training and Risk Reporting in Higher Ed

Last November, LiveSafe announced an important new partnership with Vector Solutions, the leader in industry-focused e-learning and performance support. Vector Solutions offers an extensive online and mobile learning library consisting of more than 9,000 courses written by more than 280 subject matter experts, and reaches more than 10 million professionals worldwide. LiveSafe’s partnership with vector […]

Hearst: Better Business and Security Outcomes Via LiveSafe

In a very contentious political atmosphere where it was impossible to know in advance where security issues would arise, Hearst needed a means to anticipate security situations that could potentially impact deadlines for reporting and logistical operations for broadcast media coverage (which in turn could impact ratings and breaking media coverage), as well as communicate situations to broadcast team members.

Brookfield Properties: LiveSafe Prevents Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Property Damage

Sometimes even major events that are planned many months in advance can change rapidly and get out of control, placing a premium on prevention efforts and getting ahead of emerging threats. In 2017, Brookfield’s Washington D.C. team found themselves in the middle of just such a situation. It was the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Washington D.C. was beset by protests, some of them violent.

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.

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 […]

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.

Making The Case: Prevention As A Strategic Business Driver

This paper summarizes the key takeaways for CSOs looking to utilize a collaborative, data driven approach to demonstrating the ROI on security, as well as provides tips to cultivate a prevention mindset in today’s complex and ever-changing world of risk mitigation and risk management.

White Paper: The New Prevention Movement

When Fred Smith and Barry Diller say they think they’ve found a way to reduce the increasing number of risks and threats facing businesses while simultaneously improving safety and security for millions of people around the world, smart business leaders tend to stop what they’re doing and listen.