Otto von Bismarck is attributed with the famous quote, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."
After the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it is very important for schools to examine the effectiveness of their security measures.
Educational organizations should begin with a security threat assessment to determine whether improvements can be made to the physical plant or to the policies and procedures. APEI offers a School Safety and Security Checklist that will help evaluate the safety and security of your school.
Access control and communication are two of the most important elements in school protection. Many schools restrict entry into buildings to a single point of entry. This is one way to manage your visitors. Having a visitor sign-in sheet is a great way to meet them as they walk through the front door.
APEI offers many opportunities for our members to save money. One of the easiest ways is to utilize the Safety Equipment and Training Grant. APEI will reimburse up to $1,000 for purchases that are applied towards safety training or equipment, including personal protective equipment. Our members get very creative in the equipment they purchase. The Yaktrax and GripOns traction cleats seem to be the most frequently used item for the grant. They provide greater stability for winter walking and reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls. Investment in safety equipment and training also helps raise awareness of the importance of safety and its value to your employees.
For more information on APEI’s Safety Equipment and Training Grant, check your loss control manual or contact Cole Cummins, your loss control manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the growing popularity of devices like smartphones and tablets, more and more employees are now using their own personal devices as functional workstations. This is now being referred to as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
APEI Offers HR Consultation Services
New Cyber Security Training Available
APEI members now have access to cyber security training and other cyber risk management tools through the eRisk Hub portal, provided by APEI’s excess insurance carrier, American International Group, Inc. (AIG).
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