FOG ADVISORS CEO Presents "H.R.'s
Practical Guide to Security" to Chicagoland's Human Resources Association
IL) Jeff Kedrowski, CPP, CEO and
Principal Consultant of FOG ADVISORS Security Management and Public Safety
Consultants, was the featured speaker for the April 23, 2008 meeting of
Chicagoland's Human Resource Association.
The session, entitled "H.R.'s Practical Guide to Security: Before the
Call to 911," addressed proactive strategies to help small and mid-sized
companies mitigate security risks and prepare for situations where outside help
may be required.
many areas of security concerns facing employers today, Jeff commented on some
basic principles of good security, including basic access control, security of private
information, and consistency in applying multiple layers of protection. Jeff addressed the migration of the
perceived "culture of violence" into the workplace, and how incidents at other
businesses impact employee and customer perception of safety in your
business. "Employers should understand
that media coverage of security incidents in other venues shape employee and
customer perception of their safety while at your establishment, and you should
be using experiences elsewhere to continually re-evaluate your own security
posture and your emergency response plans."
Kedrowski further noted that "the students involved in the recent widely
publicized graffiti threat incidents at schools will soon be part of your
employee population, so we should be thinking ahead about how we would respond
to a similar situation in our workplaces.
The cost of admission in these incidents is very low, namely the price
of a marker and 10 seconds of spare time, and this activity usually involves little risk of the offender
getting caught, so it is reasonable to predict that workplaces will eventually
see more of these behaviors."
ADVISORS, LLC is an independent security management and public safety
consulting firm based in Oak Brook, IL.
For further information, or to inquire about our services, contact Jeff
Kedrowski, CPP, at (630) 563-9701.