Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner

1st Edition

Truett A. Ricks, Bobby E. Ricks, Jeffrey Dingle

CRC Press
Published October 29, 2014
Reference - 179 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482227024 - CAT# K22517
Series: Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

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How-To Guide Written By Practicing Professionals

Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner introduces the basic principles of safety in the workplace, and effectively addresses the needs of the responsible security practitioner. This book provides essential knowledge on the procedures and processes needed for loss reduction, protection of organizational assets, and security and safety management.

Presents Vital Information on Recognizing and Understanding Security Needs

The book is divided into two parts. The first half of the text, Security and Safety Planning, explores the theory and concepts of security and covers: threat decomposition, identifying security threats and vulnerabilities, protection, and risk assessment. The second half, Infrastructure Protection, examines the overall physical protection program and covers: access and perimeter control, alarm systems, response force models, and practical considerations for protecting information technology (IT).

  • Addresses general safety concerns and specific issues covered by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and fire protection regulations
  • Discusses security policies and procedures required for implementing a system and developing an attitude of effective physical security
  • Acts as a handbook for security applications and as a reference of security considerations

Physical Security and Safety: A Field Guide for the Practitioner offers relevant discourse on physical security in the workplace, and provides a guide for security, risk management, and safety professionals.


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