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The high-profile news of lead contamination of the City of Flint, Michigan, is just one example of a growing concern for public entities across the nation—the discovery of dangerous levels of lead in the water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently found 278 schools and daycare cente…

Contrary to popular belief, Fortune 500 companies are not the only ones concerned with cybersecurity. Over the last few years, public entities have experienced numerous intentional cyber attacks. For instance, the City College of San Francisco discovered a computer virus had attached itself to it…

Has your organization ensured that your entity’s Use of Force policy is one that will represent you well in case of litigation? It involves the 4th, 8th, & 14th Amendments and is one of the most frequent and costly claims for an entity. The environment has changed drastically, even within the…

Are your officers taking the proper steps to maintain this valuable piece of personal protective equipment? The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) estimates that ballistic-resistant soft body armor has saved more than 3,000 lives in the past 30 years alone. But, are your officers taking the prop…

While the Americans with Disabilities Act itself prohibits retaliation, the newest EEOC guidance also contains a provision prohibiting “interference” with the exercise of ADA rights that is broader than the anti-retaliation provision. The interference provision, in general, protects any individual…

AEDs in the Workplace

April 21, 2020
In the past, defibrillators were complicated machines that only medical professionals with extensive training in heart rhythm interpretation could operate. Today, we have automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs, which are compact, portable and easy to use. They are no longer limited to emergen…

Small in stature in municipal buildings, schools and college campuses, but huge in prevention and containment in the event of an emergency. It’s small in stature in municipal buildings, schools and college campuses, but huge in prevention and containment in the event of an emergency. This simple …

Safety Takes Center Stage

April 21, 2020
Putting on a community event is a tall order, but it can be pulled off given good planning and well-prepared safety measures. Planning community events requires communication among all parties involved. Once the proper measures and procedures are put in place, your event will be on a smoother roa…

Thoughtful planning and attention to key risk-control and risk-transfer tactics will help make your next event safe and fun. Each year, millions around the globe gather to enjoy spectacular pyrotechnics for symbolic ceremonies, festivals and holidays – including Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) i…

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