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Security Consultant John M. White

Protection Management, LLC President and CEO John M. White, CPP, CHPA, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).

International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety

The International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to healthcare security professionals working in healthcare environments. IAHSS was formed in 1968 by a group of healthcare security visionaries seeking change in how healthcare facilities could better promote a safe and secure environment for the staff and patients. Since then, IAHSS has certified and supported thousands of dedicated professionals in keeping all healthcare workers, patients and facilities safe and secure and is considered the foremost trusted authority in healthcare security and safety.

Source www.iahss.org

Healthcare Security

White has been in the protection field for 40 years, with 16 of the years in the healthcare security field. Healthcare security is a specialized field and there are numerous regulations and standards that healthcare security professionals must adhere to, unlike many other business types.

White is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) through the IAHSS, and also serves on the Commission for Certification for IAHSS and serves as a Chapter Board Member for the Northern Ohio chapter of IAHSS.

The International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety held their annual membership vote for the Board of Directors in October 2015, and the new members will conduct their first board meeting in Chicago in December.

Healthcare Security Consultant Quote

According to John M. White, CPP, CHPA “having been a member of IAHSS for over 15 years I have been and always will be committed to furthering our professional growth as an association. I am honored to have been chosen by the membership to serve on the IAHSS Board of Directors, and I look forward to working with the other board members, the IAHSS staff, and all members to promote our association and represent our members with pride and professionalism.”

Security Response to Terrorism

Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Preventing Terrorism

Security Consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA of Protection Management, LLC was recently quoted in an article titled, “6 tips for preventing and surviving a terrorist attack” as published by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Security Response to Terrorism

The fact of the matter is that every person is part of the solution when it comes to preventing a terrorist act, and we all need to have our own security response to terrorism.

Look at it this way, the majority of businesses are small businesses and they have no security personnel on staff. However, even the largest corporations that do have a security staff always rely on all employees to be a part of the security response to any event. Most security professionals know that they need all staff, as well as visitors and customers to be a part of the security for their organization, and therefore an extension of their security. The more ears and eyes that you have watching and protecting your business or even your home, the better off you will be over the long run.

See Something Say Something

One of the things that the average person can do, and should do, is if they see something that they feel is suspicious or does not feel right, they need to say something to law enforcement. It goes back to that gut feeling that you get when you are seeing or hearing something that just does not feel right, and at that point it is time to say something to law enforcement and be a part of the security response to terrorism.

Fear of Overreacting to Security Threat

What is often the case is that when someone gets that gut feeling that something is wrong, they struggle with the decision as to whether to say anything to the police or not. Their self doubt can be their own worst enemy at times, yet they may be holding the key to prevention in their hands at that very moment.

We doubt that there are any law enforcement or government agency out there that will be annoyed with your call regarding what you have observed or overheard. In fact, your information may be the last piece of the puzzle that they need in a case that they are working on, and that information may be the most important source that is needed.

In many cases in past incidents of terrorism there was prior knowledge or signs that an event was in the planning stages, but in many cases those people that knew of those warning signs never provided that information to law enforcement. So in essence, many people are more prone to under-reacting than overreacting, and as a society we need to change that.

6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving a Terrorist Attack

Follow this link to read the article on the 6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving a Terrorist Attack.

Security Consultant Training

Sunday, 04 October 2015

Security Consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA, President and CEO of Protection Management LLC recently presented two educational seminar sessions at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits.

White is a faculty member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) and was the presenter for two sessions titled; Executing and Completing the Initial Consulting Assignment, and Preparing a Responsive, High-Impact Consultant’s Report.Security Consultant John M. White

The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) offers a one day course titled, Successful Security Consulting, which instructs those professionals that desire to start their own private practice as a Security Consultant.

Successful Security Consulting

These conferences are usually offered 3 or more times per year at conferences such as ISC West and ISC East, as well as ASIS International’s annual conference. The faculty for these programs includes five independent security consultants from different fields, including John M. White, CPP, CHPA, of Protection Management, LLC.

What is an Independent Security Consultant?

An independent security consultant means that the professional is not affiliated with any security product manufacture, reseller, installer, as well as any service provider such as a guard or alarm monitoring service. They can suggest adding new security technology to resolve an existing security risk or vulnerability for a client, but when doing so they will often refrain from pushing a certain brand in order to remain independent, and they will not accept any remuneration from the product manufacture, supplier, or installer for making such a referral or recommendation.

All “Active” members of IAPSC are independent security consultants and follow the Code of Ethics of the association. Read the IAPSC Code of Ethics here.

Professional Security Consultant Networking

One of the more valuable benefits of membership in the IAPSC is the fact that the membership collaborates on all aspects of the security consulting business. Even though members are often in competition with other on projects, you will often find them teaming up to work on projects and sharing resources.

Networking is another benefit of the IAPSC, and in fact members will share information, forms, ideas, and all sorts of information with each other. In fact new members of the association will often find that existing members are willing to share all types of resources in an effort to assist the new member in getting their new practice started.

Active Shooter Guide for Medical Offices

The Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning in Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans report was issued by several government agencies in November 2014 and has since been used to develop and redesign emergency operations plans for healthcare facilities across the United States, and likely in other parts of the world. It is safe to assume as well that this guide is also being used by all types of healthcare related facilities, such as private practices as well as outpatient facilities.

Active Shooter Planning

When we are talking about active shooter planning we are referring to planning for the prevention and response to an active shooter incident. Since in many cases it is not always apparent in advance that an active shooter may target a particular facility, we are not always focusing on a specific threat during the planning stages, more so the potential and risk factors of such an event. However, if there is a specific threat to a facility, staff persons, patients, or others that are within that facility, a proper threat assessment and response is critical and requires immediate action.

Staff Training for Active Shooter

One of the more critical mistakes that facility management or staff can make is that of denial, ‘it cannot happen here.’ The fact is that an active shooter incident can happen anywhere, even in the most secure facilities such as police stations, airports, government buildings and so on. The training of staff for all types of security incidents can make all the difference in the world as to the prevention, response, and recovery from a serious incident.

Training can take many forms, meaning that the training may be formal classroom training, or informal online training. An organization can also use posters, emails, mailings and many other means to get the message out to staff. The important thing is to provide the training and set the expectations of staff in advance so that they know what to do and when to do it.

As an example, as young children we were taught in school exactly what to do in the event of a fire alarm. It became muscle memory for children to immediately respond and do so in a very predictable manner. When you are trying to ensure that your staff will respond in a certain manner your organization should consider such a practice.

Healthcare Security Expert John M. White, CPP, CHPA was recently quoted in an article published by Part B News on this subject. Read more….

To read the Incorporating Active Shooter Incident Planning in Health Care Facility Emergency Operations Plans follow this link.

Successful Security Consulting

Monday, 11 May 2015
Security Training

The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) has a one day course titled, Successful Security Consulting, which instructs those professionals that desire to start their own private practice as a Security Consultant.

Successful Security Consulting

Security Consultant John M. White CPP CHPA

These conferences are usually offered 3 or more times per year at conferences such as ISC West and ISC East, as well as ASIS International’s annual conference. The faculty for these programs includes five independent security consultants from different fields, including John M. White, CPP, CHPA, of Protection Management, LLC.

What is an Independent Security Consultant?

Basically we are talking about security consulting in a manner that is not affiliated with any security product manufacture, reseller, installer, as well as any service provider such as a guard or alarm monitoring service. We will from time to time suggest adding new security technology to resolve an existing security risk or vulnerability for a client, but when we will often refrain from pushing a certain brand in order to remain independent.

All “Active” members of IAPSC are independent security consultants and follow the Code of Ethics of the association. Read the IAPSC Code of Ethics here.

Professional Security Networking

One of the more valuable benefits of membership in the IAPSC is the fact that the membership collaborates on all aspects of the security consulting business. Even though members are often in competition with other on projects, you will often find them teaming up to work on projects and sharing resources.

Networking is another benefit of the IAPSC, and in fact members will share information, forms, ideas, and all sorts of information with each other. In fact new members of the association will often find that existing members are willing to share all types of resources in an effort to assist the new member in getting their new practice started.

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