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Workplace Violence: Summoning Assistance

Both Canadian and U.S. safety laws require the establishment of a safe workplace along with clearly defined policies regarding the prevention of workplace violence. Much of the attention is focused on risk assessment and mitigation.

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Business Operations Need AtHoc, Too

Leading global enterprises and governments leverage AtHoc technology to communicate with essential staff and associated organizations when crisis strikes. That is perfectly appropriate, but it misses other valuable applications for this technology.

While AtHoc is

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Dear Health IT Execs: Here’s Why Modernizing Communications is Essential

As the old saying goes, it's better to repair the roof when the sun is shining instead of waiting for a leak. The same premise applies to hospital communications systems: it's better to modernize your

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Big Brother Will Sit This One Out

One of the more common misconceptions about personnel accountability is that it is a management tool designed to track employees and gather evidence to downgrade performance ratings. It is true that data-driven tools for identification,

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Bridging the Analog-Digital Divide

One of the interesting obstacles to effective emergency communications is the divide between newer digital equipment and older analog systems. Digital radios, dispatching equipment, laptops, tablets, and smartphones carry definite advantages, since all rely on

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The HR Executive’s Guide to Emergency Communications

I recently was asked by People + Strategy magazine to write an article outlining the key steps to emergency communications for a human resources leader. While writing the article, it occurred to me just how

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Anatomy of a Natural Disaster

The first step in preparing for a natural disaster is to define what is meant by the term “natural disaster.” We usually think of wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, volcanos, tsunamis, and blizzards as similar

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Dealing with Zika Virus: A Frightening Worldwide Threat

The recent news about the growing Zika virus outbreak in Central and South America and the Caribbean is alarming on a number of levels.

  • The mosquito-borne virus had already infected more than one million people,
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January 2016: A Blizzard of Coordinated Communications

The Perfect Response to a Perfect Storm?

On the weekend of January 23 and 24 2016, Winter Storm Jonas delivered a blizzard of historic proportions that directly impacted about 85 million people in the Eastern

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