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HR Management: Identify Key Safety Issues And Design A Security Process

Details: As the HR manager responsible for Safety and Security issues, you have been asked to develop a policy that will make sure the work environment is safe from a security standpoint, as well as from an injury perspective. You must also incorporate ways to keep your facility secure. You are responsible for a 400-person call-center office in an office tower. You are located on the 10-12th floors of a 20-story building.

Identify the key safety issues you would review.
Design a security process that would work with the office tower's Security team that would screen employees as they enter the building. Consider inconvenience to employees as well as safety issues.
Design a security process that would control the delivery of goods to your floors and monitor the comings and goings of employees onto your specific floors.

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Details: As the HR manager responsible for Safety and Security issues, you have been asked to develop a policy that will make sure the work environment is safe from a security standpoint, as well as from an injury perspective. You must also incorporate ways to keep your facility secure. You are responsible for a 400-person call-center office in an office tower. You are located on the 10-12th floors of a 20-story building.

I - Identify the key safety issues you would review.

Because the multiple floors of a high-rise building creates a cumulative effect that require large numbers of people to travel great vertical distances on stairs in order to evacuate the building, key safety issues that are unique to an office tower to be reviewed would include the impact from the following:

- Fire
- Terrorist attack
- Earthquake or other disaster
- Building occupant evacuation (threat from a person with a gun)
- Emergency response access to higher level floors

To address these issues I would start by:

- Identify key personal to form a safety committee and a team of first responders.
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Solution Summary

This solution identifies key safety issues as an HR manager, and designs a security process for those issues.

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