Top Five Risks in the Oil & Gas Industry

The Dangers of the Oil and Gas Industry The oil and gas industry easily has a large impact on the mass populations of the world, as they supply many useful products, the main one being gasoline. Though this industry is a large and prosperous one, it also has [...]

How to Prepare for a Security Audit

The Unnecessary Torture of Security Audits From financial services to healthcare, nearly every industry gets audited for security, and no one looks forward to it. Just the thought of getting audited can generate chaos, stress and headaches to those involved. But what if I told you, it doesn’t have [...]

Top Three Industries that Need an Effective Risk Management Solution

We live in a society where risk is ever present and impossible to avoid, no matter what industry you are in. It is no secret that some industries tend to face higher risk than others, therefor they must take additional precautions. PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NERC-CIP-01 all require risk assessments. [...]

April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month

The American Association of Workplace Violence Prevention ( has designated April 2012 as official Workplace Violence Awareness Month! You can celebrate in your office by suggesting ways to reduce workplace violence in your own environment.  At AAWVP, they stress that workplace violence also happens to you, not just at [...]

Preview of the Webinar on Workplace Violence Prevention

Companies often don't think about preventing workplace violence until there is an incident that affects them, or a company similar to them, or geographically close.  As soon as something happens close to home, they want to get serious and do something about it right away. Workplace violence prevention is [...]

Outlook on Risk & Security Compliance in 2012 – What to Expect.

This New Year’s Eve, I thought at times my neighbors were using a rocket launcher and several assault rifles to shoot up the New Year.  Lucky for me,  I spent the awake time to contemplate the outlook for risk, threat and security issues for 2012 and here’s what I [...]

Webinar Looks at New OSHA Workplace Violence Directive

Workplace Violent Incidents have been on the rise in several specific organizations, including hospitals, home health organizations, social workers who do in home visit, and also late-night retail stores. On September 8, 2011, OSHA suddenly released their internal Directive on what their OSHA investigators look for when they go [...]

OSHA Starts New Enforcement Initiative for Workplace Violence Issues

On September 8, OSHA issued a new directive about enforcement activity on workplace violence issues.  This directive (CPL 02-01-052) takes effective on Sept. 8, 2011 and is called Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Workplace Violence Incidents.  It details new procedures for the OSHA inspectors, but it is also [...]