Month: May 2020

Guide to Hazardous Location Equipment Marking

Intertek Shares….

Our guide to hazardous location equipment marking provides manufacturers and end users a breakdown of equipment markings including International (IECEx), European (ATEX), and North American (NEC) requirements.

The guide outlines hazardous location markings, why they are required, and how to correctly apply them to products

https://www.intertek.com/knowledge-education/hazardous-locations/equipment-marking-guide/

Facility Health Management

 As businesses look to re-open facilities and bring employees back to work while adjusting to a “new normal,” Intertek Protek provides end-to-end health, safety, and wellbeing assurance programs for people, workplaces, and public spaces.

Disinfection services (including COVID-19)
Social distancing modification consulting
Indoor air quality assessments
High-touch surfaces evaluations
Personnel training and certification

Intertek shares ways to help companies protect their employees as they return to work. To download this information go to https://www.intertek.com/protek/facility-health-management-electrical/

Solutions for a changing world

Intertek shares Solutions for a changing world….

Never before has health, safety and wellbeing been so vital to every aspect of our lives. Whether at work, shopping, eating out or using public transport, employees and consumers are looking to brands for trust, assurance and peace of mind.

Intertek Protek is the world’s first industry-agnostic, end-to-end health, safety and wellbeing assurance programme for people, workplaces and public spaces, offering audits, training, inspection, verification and certification solutions.

Based on Intertek’s unique approach to total quality, Protek safeguards people, systems and processes, facilities, materials and surfaces, and products.

To learn more, go to https://www.intertek.com/protek/

Inside the Insider Threat

Found to be plotting the mass murder of liberal politicians and cable news hosts, former U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson received a 13-year sentence in federal court in late January 2020. He came under investigation after Coast Guard software flagged his computer searches for committing mass shootings, poisoning food supplies and releasing biological agents, which led to the discovery of a spreadsheet of potential targets.

To learn more about insider threats, review this article, originally published in SECURITY Magazines https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/91853-inside-the-insider-threat

Servant Leader? Now’s the Time to Prove It

No one knows.

We keep hearing that phrase. No one knows who will catch COVID-19 and when. No one knows who will have a runny nose, who will be hospitalized, who will die. No one knows whether the virus is seasonal. No one knows whether the world can ramp up production of ventilators, masks and medicines, or exactly how resilient the supply chain will turn out to be.

At least those were the unfathomables as of the end of March, when this piece was written. Chances are, new unknowns have arisen. In late March, most of the world was watching Italy in horror. We were fretting over mounting case totals and deaths, social distancing, mandatory lockdowns, cabin fever, fastidious hygiene rituals, disruption to our work and businesses, the rollercoaster stock market and scarce toilet paper. What we thought was an already dynamic world, with its 24-hour news cycle, has gone into hyperdrive, with torrents of competing information bombarding us from every angle.

But as security professionals, it is up to us, along with politicians, business leaders, healthcare workers and public safety officers, to truly inhabit the leadership titles we have bestowed on ourselves: servant leader, collaborative leader, empathic leader, agile leader, authentic leader, transformative leader.

To read more of this article, which was originally published in SECURITY Magazine go to: https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/92251-servant-leader-nows-the-time-to-prove-it

How to Plan for Returning to Work – Resource Guide

Companies are preparing to bring employees back to workplaces and reopen offices in the coming weeks and months. In a COVID-anxious world, what will the workplace look like and how will it change? How do you safely bring employees back, and more importantly, what if they don’t want to return? HRSecurity, and Facilities Teams are tasked with providing clear, informative guidance that will prioritize a people-first approach to safety and security. In an effort to equip business owners and stakeholders with the tools and resources needed to return to work, we’ve compiled a resource guide for HR, Facilities, and Security Teams that covers critical areas of concern.

https://www.swiftlane.com/blog/how-to-plan-for-returning-to-work-resource-guide-for-companies/

How are Emergency and Security Systems in the region getting ready to respond to natural disasters in time of COVID-19?

Second Virtual Discussion with Emergency and Security Systems in the region

Event date: 5/15/2020 2:00 PM

Register to attend today…

https://www.oas.org/ext/en/main/covid-19/Virtual-Forums/ArtMID/3425/ArticleID/2915/How-are-they-getting-ready-to-respond-to-natural-disasters-in-time-of-COVID-19

Intertek Launches Protek – The World’s First Health, Safety and Wellbeing Assurance Programme for People, Workplaces and Public Spaces

For more information on the World’s First Health and Safety Assurance Program go to https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/intertek-launches-protek–the-worlds-first-health-safety-and-wellbeing-assurance-programme-for-people-workplaces-and-public-spaces-301050686.html

To see Intertek’s Video go to

https://www.intertek.com/protek/