Workplace Security Essentials

Book description

Whether you are a business owner, department manager, or even a concerned employee, Workplace Security Essentials will 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 Essentials is 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 Essentials helps 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

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Digital Assets
  9. Chapter 1. The Fighting Stance: Security Awareness
    1. What is Business Karate?
    2. Welcome to Karate Class
    3. Increasing Awareness
    4. Conclusion
    5. Business Karate Belt Levels
  10. Chapter 2. Developing a Security Focus: Identifying Critical Assets
    1. Breaking Sticks and Bricks
    2. Breaking up Your Assets
    3. Conclusion
    4. Business Karate Belt Level
  11. Chapter 3. Building Skills with Basics: Learning to Identify Threats
    1. Karate School
    2. The Business Connection
    3. What is the Risk?
    4. Breaking Down Threats
    5. Your Threats
    6. Crime Tracking
    7. Probability
    8. Going Beyond
    9. Conclusion
    10. Business Karate Belt Levels
  12. Chapter 4. Playing with Blocks: Vulnerabilities and Protecting What’s Important
    1. In Karate Class
    2. The Business Connection
    3. The Assessment Model
    4. Blocks and Mitigation
    5. Practical Examples of Security Mitigation
    6. Special Considerations
    7. Putting It All Together
    8. Conclusion
    9. Business Karate Belt Levels
  13. Chapter 5. Practice Makes Perfect: Karate Forms and Organizational Memory
    1. Karate Background
    2. Business Application
    3. How to Build Organizational Memory
    4. Developing Procedures
    5. Challenges and Pitfalls
    6. Bad Policies Increase Risk
    7. Conclusion
    8. Business Karate Belt Level
  14. Chapter 6. Punching: When They Are Close Enough to Kiss—Internal Threats
    1. When to Punch
    2. Workplace Punches
    3. Start at the Beginning
    4. Interviews
    5. Background Checks
    6. Drug Use and Physical Requirements
    7. Onboarding and Follow-ups
    8. Security Education and Awareness
    9. Embezzlement and Employee Theft
    10. Prevention
    11. Leadership Role
    12. Conclusion
    13. Business Karate Belt Level
  15. Chapter 7. Getting Your Kicks: Responding to External Threats
    1. Karate Kicks
    2. Business Kicks
    3. IT Gets Physical
    4. Vandalism
    5. Burglary
    6. War Stories
    7. Robbery
    8. Parking Lot Security
    9. Shoplifting
    10. Organized Retail Crime
    11. Conclusion
    12. Business Karate Belt Level
  16. Chapter 8. When Things Get Down and Dirty: Workplace Violence
    1. Karate and Ground Fighting
    2. Violence at Work
    3. Roots of Violence
    4. Threat Assessment Team
    5. Domestic Violence
    6. Disgruntled Employee
    7. Dangerous Customers
    8. Police Response
    9. How to Survive an Active Shooter
    10. Conclusion
    11. Business Karate Belt Level
  17. Chapter 9. Freestyle Sparring: Learning to Fight Back—Emergency Operations Planning
    1. Karate Sparring
    2. Businesses in the Ring
    3. Background of Emergency Planning
    4. Emergency Planning
    5. The Written Emergency Operations Plan
    6. Conclusion
    7. Business Karate Belt Level
  18. Chapter 10. Down, but Not Out: Disaster Drills and Recovery
    1. Martial Arts: Sparring and Ground Fighting
    2. Getting Your Business Back on its Feet
    3. Training
    4. Planning a Drill
    5. Using Lessons Learned
    6. Conclusion
    7. Business Karate Belt Level
  19. Chapter 11. The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-defense: Understanding Your Premise Liability
    1. The Legal Side of Self-defense
    2. The Impact of Liability
    3. History of Premise Liability
    4. Elements of Negligence
    5. Unsafe Conditions and Breach of Duty
    6. Negligent Hiring and Supervision
    7. Conclusion
    8. Business Karate Belt Level
  20. Chapter 12. Weapons of Organizational Self-defense: Security Protection Systems
    1. Self-defense Weapons
    2. Business Weapons
    3. Creating a Strategic Plan
    4. A Word on System Integrators and Vendors
    5. Access Control
    6. Video Surveillance Systems
    7. Emergency Alarms
    8. Security Contract Services
    9. Conclusion
    10. Business Karate Belt Level
  21. Chapter 13. Personnel Safety Is Personal Safety
    1. Karate and Self-defense
    2. Business and Self-defense
    3. Creating a Culture of Personal Security
    4. Dealing with Violence
    5. Cars and Parking Lots
    6. Home Security
    7. Self-defense Basics
    8. Fighting Fit
    9. Conclusion
    10. Business Karate Belt Level
  22. Chapter 14. The Wrap: Good Security Is Good Business
    1. Running a Karate School
    2. Business Connection
    3. The Case for Security
    4. Good Business
    5. Conclusion
    6. Business Karate Belt Level
  23. Index

Product information

  • Title: Workplace Security Essentials
  • Author(s): Eric N. Smith
  • Release date: March 2014
  • Publisher(s): Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780124165731