Workplace Violence Prevention News

Contractor brought loaded gun into Secretary of State Building

1/26/2015

  By FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press Posted:   01/24/2015 09:54:46 AM PST | Updated:   2 days ago       SACRAMENTO -- The California Highway Patrol said Friday that it arrested a state employee who is accused of bringing a loaded gun to work at the secretary of state's office.     Security officers discovered a backpack with a loaded gun left in a men's bathroom at the agency's downtown Sacramento office Monday, a state holiday, Officer Sean Kennedy said. CHP officers questioned Bryan...

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Alvarez Associates- In The News

5/13/2014

Alvarez Associates LLC is a professional security consulting firm based out of Northern California that specializes in workplace violence prevention, management, assessment and response.  Our primary goal is to provide your organization with the resources, tools and training needed to address this complicated issue.  We have assembled a multidisciplinary team with extensive backgrounds in threat assessment, law enforcement, physical security and human resources. Philosophy The threat of violence in our workplaces, schools and...

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Threat of April Violence

4/13/2014

Does the Threat of Violence Increase in April? Vigilance and Suspicion Should be heightened Mass violence can occur at any time and any place, but undoubtedly there is a bizarre attraction associated with certain symbolic dates.  The month of April has widely been recognized as time for extra vigilance.  The motivation behind the recent mass stabbing in Pennsylvania has yet to be determined. What is not widely known, or remembered, is that just one year ago a similar mass stabbing happened at a community college in Cypress TX....

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Employee Stabs HR Managers

4/10/2014

Employee Stabs Human Resources Managers What is your organizations attitude towards violence prevention? Moments after Chuang Li was fired from his job Wednesday morning, police say he stabbed three managers.  He apparently then got into an altercation with another employee who may have tried to stop him.  Early information suggests Li, 47, was brought into a fifth-floor office in Ceridian’s human resources department shortly after 9 a.m., where two managers broke the news. This incident is a sobering reminder of...

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Federal Building Guards Unprepared for Active Shooters

11/4/2013

Photo Credit: AP Charles Dharapak Some of the 13,500 private security guards responsible for protecting federal employees and visitors at federal buildings lack training on how to respond to an active shooter, according to a government audit released Wednesday. Since 2010, the Department of Homeland Security has required its guards receive shooter training, but the Government Accountability Office informed Congress that a spot check of private contractors found five companies that said their guards didn't receive that training. Eleven other...

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