SECURITY IN THE WORKPLACE - PROTECT YOUR THINGS
- Keep all personal belongings, backpacks, briefcases or purses close to where you are working. If you leave the area, even for only a short time, secure them in a locked drawer or cabinet, or have a trusted coworker watch them.
- Don’t allow yourself to be drawn into arguments or shouting matches with coworkers or the public.
SAFETY & SECURITY
- Be alert to suspicious persons in your area. If anything appears to be not quite right, contact authorities.
- Remember: The safety and security of your workplace is everyone’s responsibility – it’s a team effort.
SECURITY DURING TIMES OF HIGH NATIONWIDE ALERT STATUS INCREASE AWARENESS
- Do not establish any sort of pattern.
- Alternate shopping locations.
- Avoid crowded areas.
- Be especially alert exiting bars, restaurants, etc.
- Know emergency phone numbers for police, ambulance, and local public safety (usually 911).
- Ensure your cell phone is fully charged.
- Note the location of the nearest hospital.
BOMB & CHEMICAL THREATS
- Be suspicious of objects, liquids, or powders found around the house, office, or auto.
- Check mail and packages for:
- Unusual odors.
- Too much wrapping.
- Bulges, bumps, or odd shapes.
- Protruding wires or strings.
- Unusually light or heavy packages.
- No return or an unfamiliar address.
- Incorrect spelling or poor typing.
- Items sent “registered” or marked “personal.”
- Do not touch, taste, smell, or pass around any unknown substance.
- Isolate suspect letters or packages.
- Clear the area immediately.
- Notify local authorities.
- Do not immerse packages in water. This may actually cause them to explode.
STAY ALERT! THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN.
REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR CALL 911.