April 24, 2019- Student Nite Impressions

Posted: Apr 28, 2019

The students were amazing, full of energy, confident and ready to take on the world. 2 ladies approached me after the presentation and ask me what kind of challenges I find as women in the safety field, I told them we most likely are the minority either as trainers or in management positions, but the sky is the limit and we are empowered by the new waves of inclusion and gender equity. Yes we can!

Carmen Julia Castellon
1st Vice President, Greater Chicago Chapter

What Is the Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Technical Report

Posted: Feb 24, 2019

ASSP TR-Z590.5-2019 provides guidance from safety experts on proactive steps businesses can take to reduce the risk of an active shooter, prepare employees and ensure a coordinated response should a hostile event occur. It also provides post-incident guidance and best practices for implementing a security plan audit.

Active shooter fatalities spiked to 729 deaths in 2017, more than three times our country’s previous high. A business must know where its threats and vulnerabilities exist. Our consensus-based document contains recommendations on how a business in any industry can better protect itself in advance of such an incident. Based on the collaborative work of more than 30 professionals experienced in law enforcement, industrial security and corporate safety compliance, the report aims to drive a higher level of preparedness against workplace violence.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Dear Chapter Members,

It has been awhile since we last communicated and we have done much since then including hosting a dialogue on the opioid epidemic, getting together at a retro arcade bar, and touring a major area water plant. I have enjoyed seeing new faces at these events and getting to meet members from different areas of the city a little better. I look forward to meeting many more of you in the months to come as we move into the last quarter of this chapter year. Where has the time gone?

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