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Global Guardian’s Worldwide Threat Assessment | March 2021

Once a year, Global Guardian publishes an overview of recent global security developments. It is no shock that this year has been markedly different than years past. For over a year, the news cycle has been dominated by COVID-19, overshadowing many important events and trends that will shape the future safety and security concerns of ...
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5 Steps to De-escalating Mask Refusal

With some states reopening and lifting mask mandates, the burden is falling on hotels, restaurants, and other businesses to enforce mask requirements. By now, there have been a number of well-documented incidents wherein customers and guests react in a belligerent, hostile, or even violent manner after being asked to comply with mask rules. The following ...
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The Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Employees Engaged (And Safe) Despite COVID Fatigue

When the pandemic first began, most employees were ready to pitch in and do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. They adapted to remote working while attending to their children. Others understood they were deemed “essential workers” and adjusted to the new normal when coming to work, which included temperature checks, symptom ...
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Human Response During Fire Events: Evidence from Behavioral Research

Introduction When serious fires involving fatalities and injuries occur in buildings where many people are gathered, such as in hotels and other hospitality environments, they receive much public attention. Undoubtedly, it is the responsibility of the industry to prevent, or deal effectively, with fires on their premises, and protect the occupants. Nonetheless, the understanding of ...
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Data Privacy and Security Challenges During Re-Opening

The COVID-19 crisis and stay-at-home orders drastically changed corporate cybersecurity landscapes within an extremely compressed period of time. Almost every industry, including hospitality, rushed to introduce or increase the use of remote technology tools for work-related communication, including: Video Conferencing File Sharing Virtual Desktops Group Chat VPN Web-Based Applications and Tools Cyber criminals wasted little ...
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Business Travel: What Employers and Employees Should Know

There are currently more than 7.4 million active COVID‐19 cases worldwide. This makes business travel challenging, especially for those going abroad. Early and extensive preparation by both traveling employees and employers with traveling personnel is key. Essentials for Traveling Employees  Keep updated on the changing border openings and travel guidelines. Visit the website of your ...
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Are You Data-Ready for Duty of Care?

As companies prepare to restart their corporate travel programs, duty of care is at the forefront of all planning exercises. But as Timothy Manrow put it recently in his Converge blog post, “open for business does not automatically equate to safe for business” – so how can travel and risk management teams ensure the safety ...
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Businessman Overcoming Difficulties Due To COVID-19

COVID-19 Exposure Control & Response Plan: What Is It and Why Does Every Employer Need One?

As states across the country begin to loosen or lift stay-at-home and shutdown orders, many workplaces that had been idled, have just begun to or will soon resume operations. Many states and localities are setting as a precondition for reopening, a requirement that they develop and implement a written, site-specific COVID-19 Exposure Control and Response ...
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Face Mask Policy Leads To COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Texas Restaurant

Claiming that her employer prohibited her from wearing a face covering at work despite federal recommendations and local orders that such coverings should be worn by employees, a Texas cook just sued the restaurant that she says took her off the schedule after she objected to the company policy – and scored a victory in ...
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Threat of Contracting COVID-19 on an Airline is Low

The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to fears that infected airline passengers could spread the disease to everybody else on the aircraft. These fears are largely unfounded, and disease transmission on a commercial airliner is relatively rare. Although the risk of contracting COVID-19 on a commercial airliner is low, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an ...
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