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Situational Awareness at Work: Why It Matters and How to Improve It

Situational awareness isn’t just a nice-to-have trait in the workplace, but a fundamental skill that impacts the success and safety of individuals and organizations as a whole. INSIDE THIS ARTICLE, YOU’LL FIND:What is situational awareness?Why situational awareness matters in the workplaceHow to improve situational awareness: Training and exercise In modern workplaces, the ability to navigate ...
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What Are Tabletop Exercises? A Guide to Crisis Preparedness

Tabletop exercises simulate real-life emergencies. If your organization has gaps in its crisis response, or there are disconnects between you and your vendors, this is the time to discover them. INSIDE THIS ARTICLE, YOU’LL FIND:1. What are tabletop exercises?2. What a tabletop exercise accomplishes3. How does a tabletop exercise work?4. Tips for effective tabletop exercises Today, ...
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10 Steps Employers Should Take to Protect Workers this Summer as Feds Prepare to Finalize Heat Rule

Employers need to take action to protect workers from heat illnesses and injuries as temperatures begin to rise nationwide – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because federal workplace safety officials are finalizing a stringent new heat rule that would considerably raise the stakes for employers. The Occupational Safety and Health ...
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ADDRESSING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: 7 STEPS FOR PREVENTION AND MITIGATION

Organizations must do more to protect their personnel from the threats or actions of violence. Here are seven steps they can take to help mitigate and respond to workplace violence.  INSIDE THIS ARTICLE, YOU’LL FIND:1. Understand the problem 2. Create a written workplace violence prevention plan 3. Lean on technology for prevention and reaction 4. ...
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New EEOC Workplace Harassment Guidance on LGBTQ+ Workers and More Takes Effect Immediately: 5 Key Takeaways for Employers

Employers may need to update their harassment-prevention policies, procedures, and trainings now that the federal government released long-anticipated guidance on the topic. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement guidance on harassment in the workplace was updated yesterday for the first time in 30 years to adapt existing standards to the modern workplace. Specifically, the agency ...
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HOW TO IDENTIFY EMERGING RISKS TO YOUR BUSINESS: 5 STRATEGIES

In the business world, navigating uncertainty requires a proactive approach. Explore these five strategies that leaders use to identify potential threats and stay ahead of the curve. INSIDE THIS ARTICLE, YOU’LL FIND:The cost of ignoring emerging risks Proactive strategies for identifying emerging risks Next steps: Develop a risk management plan The global landscape feels more ...
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How Much Data is Too Much? 4 Steps Businesses Should Take as California Focuses On Data Minimization Requirements

Businesses take heed: California state officials just warned that the law prohibits you from collecting unnecessary data and retaining data for longer than necessary. The California Privacy Protection Agency published its first Enforcement Advisory on data minimization under the state’s hallmark data privacy law on April 2, focusing on a very specific context: when businesses ...
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The 10 Things Employers Need to Know About Sweeping New Federal Data Privacy Law Proposal

A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers just unveiled a sweeping proposal to pass the nation’s first data privacy law and hand a significant amount of power to consumers, one that would bring about a massive change in the way that businesses treat customer data. While it would create a consistent framework across the country and ...
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FTC Targets Employers Utilizing Worker Surveillance Technologies

When used appropriately, worker surveillance technologies like time and attendance software, video surveillance systems, GPS tracking software, and biometric technology can benefit employers in a variety of ways, including by boosting productivity, identifying internal and external cybersecurity threats, and even preventing or responding to workplace accidents. However, employers must be careful that employee monitoring programs ...
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3 AI Bills in Congress for Employers to Track: Proposed Laws Target Automated Systems, Workplace Surveillance, And More

Employers that use artificial intelligence – and developers that create AI systems – could be subject to extensive new laws under several bills introduced by federal legislators. While much of the existing legal landscape on AI centers on broad, overarching principles, Congress is now considering bills that hone in on more specific issues like the ...
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