Recent SafeTalk Blogs

Florida Schools Have More Than a Health Crisis to Worry About. They’re Also Struggling With A Flawed School Safety App.

By Dan Verton  /  August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 Reopening schools during a global health crisis comes with its own set of challenges. But on top of that, school officials shouldn't have to worry about the...
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Understanding the Role of Essential Communications Platforms in Campus Health Operations

By Dan Verton  /  July 30, 2020
July 30, 2020 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...
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Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 15 — Mental Health: A Disturbance In The Enterprise & Educational Workforces

By Dan Verton  /  July 20, 2020
July 21, 2020 America has been dealing with a perfect storm of crises — the COVID-19 pandemic, joblessness and economic disruption, and widespread social unrest. Now, as employers and schools...
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Fairfax County Teachers Say Returning to School in September Places Staff in Unnecessary Danger

By Dan Verton  /  July 10, 2020
In this special edition of the Prevention Podcast, two of the largest teacher unions in Fairfax County, Virginia, are speaking out against the county’s plan to reopen, detailing a disturbing...
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Opinion: Efforts to ‘Defund’ School Resource Officer Programs Are Shortsighted and Increase Risk

By Dan Verton  /  July 8, 2020
Black lives matter. Racial justice and police reform are necessary and urgent national objectives. But removing school resource officers from schools and replacing them with counselors is a reckless idea...
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Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep.13 — Hospitality Unions File COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Casinos

By Dan Verton  /  July 6, 2020
In this episode of the Prevention Podcast, we have an exclusive interview with Geoconda Argüello-Kline, the Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 in Las Vegas. She said the...
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Hospitality Workers Demand Better Protection From COVID-19 Exposure In New Lawsuit

By Dan Verton  /  July 2, 2020
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...
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Virginia To Issue COVID-19 Emergency Safety Rule – Just In Time For School

By Dan Verton  /  June 29, 2020
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...
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Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 12 — Policing & COVID-19 Prevention on Campus

By Dan Verton  /  June 23, 2020
The Prevention Podcast recently spoke with Eric Plummer, the Associate Vice President for Public Safety and the Chief of Police at the University of North Dakota, about UND’s plan for...
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Former FEMA Administrator Brock Long on COVID-19 & Hurricane Preparedness

By Dan Verton  /  June 8, 2020
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...
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3 Legal Views of Returning to Work During The Pandemic

By Dan Verton  /  May 29, 2020
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...
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Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 10 — What Does The Law Say About Your Return To The Workplace Strategy?

By Dan Verton  /  May 26, 2020
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...
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Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 9 — Managing COVID-19 Depression In The Workforce

By Dan Verton  /  May 12, 2020
As businesses across the country begin to plan for a return to work, HR managers, safety and security leaders, and legal professionals will need to first define what the new...
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Prevention Podcast: Season 3, Ep. 8 — Risk Management Best Practices For Your COVID-19 Return To Work Plans

By Dan Verton  /  April 28, 2020
As businesses across the country begin to plan for a return to work, HR managers, safety and security leaders, and legal professionals will need to first define what the new...
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Assess, Locate, Act, and Analyze: An Organizational Approach to COVID-19 Risk Management

By Dan Verton  /  April 23, 2020
The COVID-19 global pandemic is a critical event that will persist and morph in both intensity and geographic impact for the next 12 to 18 months. This requires a different...
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