Businesses & Private Organizations

Threat Suppression is recognized as an international leader in workplace safety and security consulting. Threat Suppression staff have provided safety and security consulting for Fortune 500 companies, major universities, large hospital systems, mega-churches, international airports, and many more. The Department of Homeland Security has also utilized our services to help train the critical infrastructure industry.

 

We have conducted numerous safety and security analyses for business, often finding critical, life-safety hazards previously not identified. We have also created multiple safety and security policies, procedures, and training for corporate clients. Numerous large insurance companies have utilized our services, recognizing that we can significantly reduce risk liability for their clients. Some of our clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, South Carolina Board of School Insurance Trust, Willis Pooling Insurance, the Iowa Association of Insurance Underwriters, the International Association of Workplace Professionals, the Veteran’s Administration, the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, and multiple city governments.

 

Starting in 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) significantly increased the number of workplace audits, reviewing safety and security training, policies, and procedures. Approximately 10% of businesses each year will have some type of OSHA safety audit. Starting in 2010, OSHA dramatically increased the number of employer citations for “failure to train employees.” OSHA reviews workplace safety training to determine if the training is “feasible, useful, and understood by the employees.”

"Many supervisors do not realize that their actions to fail to train employees not one creates corporate liability, but also creates personal liability, and in some cases, results in criminal liability against the supervisors."

 

-Seyfarth and Shaw Law Firm

Our most frequently requested services for businesses are listed below:

Creation and/or Review of Safety and Security Plans, Policies, and Procedures

Threat Suppression has assisted numerous clients with modifying and creating security protocol and procedures. We often find that many corporate security protocols are written with good intentions, but limited knowledge of the hazard. We have conducted numerous reviews of corporate safety and security plans, and typically find that 60% of the plans actually increase the threat of loss of life and/or property. Our personnel focus on three fundamentals when preparing these documents. First, we know that some of these events are critically life-threatening, and that the policies must provide information that is simple to understand and easy to implement during events of extreme duress. Second, we know that cookie-cutter policies for these events are simple, but useless during an emergency. We create policies that account for the uniqueness of the client and the personnel that will use the policies. Last, with our extensive real-world experience in public safety, we create plans and procedures that complement the public safety response. 

Site Security Assessment

Threat Suppression staff have performed numerous safety and security assessments for a variety of institutions, including hospitals, universities, government buildings, and critical infrastructure facilities. Our detailed physical security assessments provide a comprehensive examination across the safety and security spectrum. Our staff are certified Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) advanced practitioners and instructors. CPTED is the nationally recognized standard for building design and review to ensure maximum utilization of building and grounds to minimize criminal activity.

 

More than 50% of states require a CPTED practitioner to be involved in the design, renovation, or security analysis of government-owned buildings. The federal government requires a CPTED practitioner to be involved in the design, renovation, or security analysis of all federally owned. leased, or managed buildings. In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security's Interagency Security Committee required CPTED training for all security consultants providing recommendations for federal government buildings. You can read the DHS report here. A site security assessment utilizing CPD personnel ensures the following:

  • Research-based process to conduct a security assessment utilizing a national standard

  • Research-based justification for recommendations

  • Utilization of a proven method to provide security recommendations

  • Utilization of a proven method to provide long-term cost savings

  • Utilization of a proven method to reduce liability

  • Demonstrates due diligence by the property owner to ensure that security assessment personnel are qualified to conduct the assessment

Examples of items that Threat Suppression staff examines include the following:

  • Area crime statistics

  • Area sex offender registry

  • Natural surveillance (exterior and interior)

  • Natural access control

  • Territorial reinforcement

  • Barriers (real and symbolic)

  • Natural landscaping and hostile vegetation

  • Fire prevention

  • Emergency medical equipment

  • Traffic calming

  • Security cameras

  • Lighting for safety

  • Key access control

  • Mass notification systems

  • Hazardous material storage

  • Employee and contractor identification

  • Employee background checks

  • Information technology security

  • Critical utility system protection

  • Electronic security systems

 

Following completion of each facility assessment, Threat Suppression staff will provide a detailed, written assessment of each facility. This assessment is divided into two sections, (1) observations, and (2) actions to consider (recommendations). The recommendation section is further divided into three sections, (1) no-cost/low cost recommendations under $1,000.00, (2) recommendations $1,000.00-$10,000.00, and (3), recommendations more than $10,000.00. Our staff focuses on making the majority of recommendations in the no-cost/low-cost section.

Development of Safety and Security Training Sessions

Threat Suppression staff are experts in the following: (1) mass employee training, (2) tabletop discussion, (3) walk-through simulations, and (4) full-scale exercises. Our scholastic, research approach to solving complex problems has garnered the attention of numerous federal agencies and multiple local/state agencies. Major conferences have featured Threat Suppression member’s keynoting on violence in the workplace, verbal de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution, and more. In addition, we have created employee training video on conflict resolution, handling aggressive employees or clients, active assailant response, and more.

 

We have assisted numerous businesses with the creation of written security plans. Failure to have written security plans in place results in massive liabilities for businesses. In addition, federal law requires that employers take measures to abate known hazards in the workplace. Below are some of our most requested policies for businesses:

 

  • Security communications policy and/or procedures

  • Information protection/operational security

  • Personnel security

  • Suspicious or criminal activities

  • Hostage situations

  • Suspicious packages/bomb threat

  • Family reunification

  • Lost child

  • Shelter-in-place

  • Lockdown

  • Civil unrest

  • Terrorist incidents

  • Active shooter/active assailant

  • Arrest or criminal indictment of employee/volunteer

  • Report of sexual misconduct by employee/volunteer/visitor

  • Reporting of child or elder abuse or neglect

  • Death on company property

  • Transportation accident involving company vehicle

  • Nuclear emergencies and evacuation procedures

  • Suspected biological incident

  • Food/beverage contamination incident

  • Chemical/hazardous material release

  • Inclement weather (tornado, thunderstorm, snow/ice, wind)

  • Earthquake

  • Fire

  • Utility failure

  • Attempted suicide/suicide threat

  • Mass emergency notification to employees and visitors

  • Bloodborne pathogens

  • Security guard use-of-force policies

Tabletop Exercises

Threat Suppression is a recognized leader in creating unique tabletop exercises that test client’s emergency response procedures. Our exercises provide a very unique approach to problem-solving. Our staff typically performs a site visit taking pictures of the tabletop exercise location. During the exercise, participants see those pictures again, often with Photoshop™ added problems. Participants of Threat Suppression’s tabletop exercises have called these “The most realistic emergency scenario we ever faced; we were definitely in problem-solving mode.”

"For the past 20 years we have had safety and security firms provide consulting for our business. Your tabletop exercise gave us real world problems that showed us areas that we needed to immediately improve. None of the other firms identified these real-life problems."

Consulting on Unique or Individual Threats

At Threat Suppression, our staff have provided “just in time” consulting for businesses with a variety of security problems. We have assisted numerous companies with review of potential hostile employees, including several terminated employees who threatened violence against their former employer. We have also provided consulting for businesses with little notice/no-notice of dignitary’s visits or visits with high-ranking political officials. We have also worked with several businesses to provide security consulting when the business has hosted controversial lectures or meetings.

If you would like additional information on any of these services, please email info@ThreatSuppression.com

or call 1-800-231-9106.

Contact Information
Phone: 800.231.9106
E-Mail: info@threatsuppression.com

Corporate Headquarters
Odell Tower, 16th Floor

525 North Tryon Street, Suite 1600

Charlotte, NC 28202 (USA)

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 57

Fort Mill, SC 29715 (USA)

 

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