April 2012 - Report Exec

Oklahoma hospitals practice tornado drills

26 Apr 12

The Norman Regional Health System in Oklahoma comprises of three campuses: Norman Regional, Moore Medical Center and Healthplex. Each facility recently participated in an Oklahoma City-wide hospital disaster drill, which was meant to help officials in charge of reporting incidents remain efficient during tornadoes, according to a report by the Norman Transcript. The National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office noted that Norman, Oklahoma, experienced 119 tornadoes in 2011, making it one of the busiest tornado seasons since 1950. In April […]

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High schools increasing security to protect students

24 Apr 12

Board officials from the Hazleton Area School District in Pennsylvania recently discussed improving security by increasing the number of state troopers present on campus and creating a self-contained learning facility, according to a report by the Standard Speaker. Similar to a college campus, the high school requires students to travel between buildings for different classes. University security management administrators said developing a self-contained high school would prevent students from leaving class and wandering across campus when they are not allowed to, which […]

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Title IX in colleges has two sides

24 Apr 12

On a college campus, local law enforcement is sometimes timid to approach “he said, she said” sexual assault cases that are associated with substance abuse. As a result, one student at Western Washington University experienced difficult times when she claimed that she was raped by a fellow student and the police did nothing, according to the Associated Press. When she told a school administrator, on the other hand, university security management officials immediately addressed the issue, offered her support and suspended her […]

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Nursing homes feeling slightly less prepared for disasters

23 Apr 12

A nationwide 2009 and 2010 study of more than 16,000 nursing homes by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that many facilities do not have the proper security measures in place to guarantee the safety of patients during emergencies. According to the report, 92 percent of healthcare facilities met federal regulations for disaster planning but fewer than three-quarters were fully compliant with emergency training requirements. In the study conducted in 2004 and 2005, 94 percent of surveyed […]

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Penn State improving security in preparation for summer programs

23 Apr 12

In the months after former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child rape, school officials have been working on a new sex abuse prevention program. As thousands of children prepare to come to the college for summer programs, training for mandated reporters and individuals who are frequently in contact with kids, will begin shortly, according to a report by the Post Game. “Safety is our number one priority and we’re happy to be a part […]

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New Hawaii security guard standards go into effect next year

23 Apr 12

Current Hawaii security guard regulations require that an individual have at least an eighth-grade education before being qualified to work for the state. A new law, however, may require security guards to graduate high school or obtain an equivalent education before the state will hire them, which would impact security guards throughout the state, according to a report by local TV station KITV. The Security Guard Training HQ also noted that qualifying security guards must have no convictions, submit to […]

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