Workplace Security Essentials: A Guide For Helping Organizations Create Safe Work Environments by Eric N. Smith

Workplace Security Essentials: A Guide For Helping Organizations Create Safe Work Environments

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Whether you are a business owner, department manager, or even a concerned employee,Workplace Security Essentialswill show you how to improve workplace safety and security using real-life examples and step-by-step instructions.

Every organization, be it large or small, needs to be prepared to protect its facilities, inventory, and, most importantly, its staff.Workplace Security Essentialsis the perfect training resource to help businesses implement successful security measures, boost employee morale and reduce turnover, protect the company's reputation and public profile, and develop the ability to process and analyze risks of all kinds.

Workplace Security Essentialshelps the reader understand how different business units can work together and make security a business function not a burden or extra cost.



  • Shows how to identify threats using tried-and-true methods for assessing risk in any size organization
  • Uses real-world examples and scenarios to illustrate what can go wrong-and what can go right when you are prepared
  • Prepares the reader for worst-case scenarios and domestic violence that may spill over into the workplace
  • Provides a clear understanding of various electronic systems, video surveillance, and burglar alarms, and how to manage a security guard force

About The Author

Eric Smith, CPP, is the leading authority on organizational self-defense. Currently, Eric is the HSS Security Director for the Denver-area Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems (SCLHS) locations. Before joining HSS, Inc., he spent more than a decade in law enforcement, including working on a special team focused on street-le...
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Title:Workplace Security Essentials: A Guide For Helping Organizations Create Safe Work EnvironmentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 21, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124165575

ISBN - 13:9780124165571

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Table of Contents

1: The Fighting Stance: Security Awareness

2. Developing a Security Focus: Identifying Critical Assets

3. Building Skills with Basics: Learning to Identify Threats

4. Playing with Blocks: Protecting What's Important Vulnerabilities

5. Practice Makes Perfect: Karate Forms and Organizational Memory

6. When They Are Close Enough to Kiss: Internal Threats

7. Getting Your Kicks: Responding to External Threats

8. When Things Get Down and Dirty: Workplace Violence

9. Freestyle Sparring: Learning to Fight Back Emergency Operations Planning

10. Down, but Not Out: Disaster Drills and Recovery

11. The Dos and Don ts of Self Defense: Understanding Your Premise Liability

12. Weapons of Organizational Self Defense: Security Protection Systems

13. Personnel Safety Is Personal Safety

14. The Wrap: Good Security Is Good Business