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Why Doing More of the Same Won’t Protect Healthcare Workers

According to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, staff employed in these sectors are 5X more likely to be injured than other workers – today, post-pandemic, the situation has got worse, not better. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 38% of health workers will suffer a physical attack at some point in their careers.

IFSEC Global Podcast: Episode 8 – Securing healthcare facilities during a pandemic and beyond

Join us for episode 8 of the IFSEC Global Security in Focus Podcast, as we discuss the challenges of securing the healthcare sector. Across the world, hospitals, care homes, mental health facilities and their staff have been under intense pressure over the past few years with the COVID pandemic bringing new threats and complications into an already stretched environment.

At Last, Healthcare Security Managers Have Reasons for Hope

In both the US and the UK, workplace violence has become a priority concern, with verbal and physical attacks against clinical and security staff continuing to rise in hospitals, parking garages, community clinics, and in patients' homes.

For Healthcare Workers, Safety and Reassurance Is Vital

Healthcare environments should be among the safest of places. Anyone who’s ever been treated in a hospital, or who has appreciated quality care given to a close friend or relative, knows that with illness comes a feeling of vulnerability and a need for compassion.

Campus Gun Threat – What’s the Right Response?

The recent introduction of the most significant gun control laws in the US in nearly 30 years reflects widespread public revulsion over mass shootings, including the recent attack on a Texas school.

Feeling Safe? It Matters

What matters the most, feeling safe or being safe? A strange question you might think, because obviously being safe is more important than just feeling safe.