Welcome Natasha Ryan to the PRS team!

We are very excited to announce that on Monday January 11th, 2021 Natasha Ryan joins the Premier Risk Solutions management team as Director of Business Development & Communications!  Natasha comes to us after an award-winning career with ~20 years of work in media and communications, spanning time on both coasts of the U.S.  Natasha is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area where company headquarters of operations is located.  Having been a recipient of protective services in her prior profession as well as a self-professed “military brat”, she has a keen understanding and appreciation for all things in the private security profession. … Read More

How to Elevate Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program: Going Beyond the Resume!

This webinar will examine how the workforce continues to evolve with the advancement of technology and sociocultural evolution tools available today.

WPV programPresenters on this panel include:

Michael Delamere, President | Premier Risk Solutions LLC
Jeffrey Harp, Head of Security | San Francisco Public Utilities Commission 
Al Robinette, President | Career Path Consulting & Development 

Listeners will gain a better understanding of approaches and philosophies to increase engagement of personnel working in or assigned within your team in corporate security programs of all vertical markets.

To listen to the full session, please visit the Security Industry Association who hosted our event!… Read More

Security Changes on the Las Vegas Strip – FOX 5 Interview

Last week I interviewed with FOX5 in Las Vegas and was asked about changes in security on the Vegas Strip. The interview lasted quite a bit longer, but for the segment, they took a few soundbites and the story came out well. My colleague, Evan Levitt, advised that since 9/11, many of the casinos have already been doing quite a bit behind the scenes in working with The Fusion Center and Law Enforcement to identify and interview individuals who may cause concern. Another local colleague, Rich Diaz, has eight bomb dogs currently covering several of the major casinos and event centers.… Read More

Workplace Violence – Are Your Canadian Operations Complying with the Law?

As many of our clients are discovering, offices and a host of other workplaces in the Province of Ontario, Canada are presenting them with new legal obligations to protect their employees from Workplace Violence and Harassment. The Ontario Ministry of Labour Health and Safety inspectors enforce the Occupational Health and Safety Act. This Act is to facilitate a strong Internal Responsibility System (IRS) in your workplace.

Most immediately, companies with operations in Ontario, Canada need to be aware of these requirements:

  1. An employer MUST assess the risk of workplace violence and present a full plan to the joint health and safety committee or to a health and safety representative [OHSA s.
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5 Tech Takeaways ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits 2017

Top 5 Tech Takeaways from ASIS 2017

It is truly hard to believe that yet another annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits has just concluded. Dallas provided a convenient location to see, learn, and network. While my corporate security and vendor colleagues and I get a tad older each year, it was great to see the younger generation learning and working that exhibit floor.

I recall the days when the exhibits occupied a small room. Two or three companies produced the electronic security devices we knew and loved. Getting to all the exhibits was more than possible during our week at ASIS each year.… Read More

SecurityGuyTV.com Interview at ASIS International 2017 Conference

Managing Director | Consulting, Joe Zaccaria, was interviewed by SecurityGuyTV.com while attending the annual ASIS International Conference in Dallas, TX on September 26, 2017.  Learn more insights on our knowledge base and offerings by watching his 5 minute interview!

 

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Protecting Food Against Intentional Adulteration

A NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY MONTH – SPECIAL POST

INTRODUCTION

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule provides us with guidance and law related to protecting food from intentional acts of contamination. To prevent an act of intentional adulteration (IA) that could cause harm to the public on a large scale, the FDA is implementing risk-reducing strategies to combat IA, as detailed in a recently required Food Defense Plan.

Strategies to build this plan include:

  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Mitigation Strategies
    • Monitoring
    • Corrective Actions
    • Verification
  • Training and Record keeping

THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

The Vulnerability Assessment is the major starting step in the process.… Read More

PRS Launches New Secure Case & Project Management Portal

On May 15, 2017, Premier Risk Solutions made a significant investment in custom technology that will bring our service to a new level. Our technology partner PODIO supplies a secure (financial institution grade encrypted) SaaS solution for all of our case/project management, tracking, contract signing and execution, event security, customer relationship management and more.

Over the next little while, Podio will be helping PRS to create a custom portal that will greatly automate our case and project processes, in a secure environment. From the client perspective, by engaging PRS for your important projects, you will realize the following:

  • Instant encrypted portal access through the PRS website Client Portal into a PRS case/project area.
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Top 2 Security Risks for 2017 and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Recently, I was interviewed by Camera Security Now for my thoughts & insights into the Top 2 Security Risks for US based multi-national corporations for 2017.  I had a terrific time meeting & discussing today’s issues overall and especially want to thank Andy Wendt for reaching out to me and putting this article together!

Incidents of violence in the news have dramatically increased over the past 2 years. These situations include:

•San Bernardino CA office party

•Orlando FL nightclub

•Charleston SC church

•Aurora CO movie theatre

•Dallas TX parking garage in Texas

Perpetrators have also begun to prey on law enforcement.… Read More

ASIS International 2016 Conference Attendance

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The PRS Senior Leadership team will be in attendance and also presenting during the 2016 ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar & Exhibits in Orlando, FL from September 11-15, 2016.  We look forward to reconnecting with clients, colleagues and friends and making some new ones along the way!  Be sure to catch our presentation on FSMA Legislation Impact on the Food Supply on Monday September 12th from 10am-11am at Poster Sessions Booth 147 on the Exhibit Hall Floor.  Please be sure to reach out to schedule a time to meet and connect!

 

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