Terrorism Awareness and Response for the Workplace
A guide to developing a terrorism response plan for business & employees.
Terrorism Prevention and Response for the Workplace-
A Guide to Developing A Terrorism Response Plan for Business & Employees
Law enforcement experts have been warning businesses for years to prepare contingency and response plans. Those who have are a step ahead, while those who have not may find themselves in an unforgiving situation.
Liability lawsuits against employers, lack of insurance coverage, lack of productivity due to psychological stress, and unstable foreign political climates are all factors that businesses must consider.
Terrorists are cowards often striking at innocent people who are unprepared and ill equipped to defend themselves. It's time for your company to build or revise its terrorism response plan. The effort you spend now in preparation may save your company from loss of life, destruction to facilities and loss of corporate resources should your business become a victim of a terrorist incident.
This 30 minute program provides guidelines and procedures for countering terrorist threats to your business and facility.
I. WHAT IS TERRORISM?
A. Defines terrorism and its impact at the workplace.
B. The effects of terrorism on companies and installations (public and private)
C. How does a terrorist affect an employee's work environment through physical and psychological means?
D. How to train employees to identify, prevent and plan for a terrorist act being committed at their work site.
II. THE SAFE HANDLING AND DELIVERY OF LETTERS & PACKAGES AT THE WORK PLACE
A. History of terrorism using letters and packages.
B. How employees can limit their exposure to possible threats by mail.
C. How to identify a suspicious piece of mail.
D. Procedures employees can follow if a sus- picious package or envelope arrives at their workplace.
E. The lifesaving steps an employee must follow if exposed to a biological or chemical weapon.
III. TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
A. The necessity of domestic and foreign travel.
B. Modes and means of transportation: air, rail, trucking. How they are best traveled.
C. Patience and understanding by the public due to security delays.
D. Security measures for employees to take at their destination, (i.e., hotel, ship, high- rise building) identifying escape routes and emergency exits.
E. Investigating political climates and security techniques for foreign travel.
IV. SECURITY OF THE WORKPLACE FACILITY
A. Identifying emergency exits, restricted areas, and access routes.
B. Initiating evacuation drills and procedures.
C. Employee "safeguarding": Using high-tech and low-tech security (locking doors, I.D. badges, sign-in sheets, cameras, guards and alarms).
V. CYBER-TERRORISM - PROTECTING BUSINESS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
A. The growing threat of cyber-terrorism.
B. Using preventive measures to minimize computer access by outside threats.
C. How to protect sensitive and classified data.
VI. PSYCHOLOGY OF TERRORISM
A. Reducing fear and trepidation.
B. How to minimize stress and trauma in the workplace environment.
VII. BEING PATIENT, ALERT AND READY (P.A.R.)
A. Practicing Patience in the workplace. Reducing panic.
B. Staying Alert. Searching for warning signs.
C. Being Ready for action. Being prepared for emergencies.
D. Contacting the proper authorities.