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Richard Sem, CPP CSC

Sem Security

Dick Sem has 47 years security and workplace management experience.  He served as Global Director of Security and Crisis Management for Waste Management for eleven years and as Vice President of Pinkerton – Securitas, responsible for 18 offices in 11 states of the Northeast U.S.  He served clients as an independent security consultant for more than 20 years.  Sem has been board certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) since 1979, is certified as a Certified Security Consultant (CSC), was President of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), and served on the Board and as Vice President of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).  Sem is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has been a member of ASIS International since 1974.

  • Safety Virtual

    • Session 4 - Workplace Violence Prevention: Assessing Your Workplace Violence Risk and Identifying Safeguards to Protect Your Employees

      Run Time - 56:21

      No one wants to think about the possibility of workplace violence. However, it’s consistently among the leading causes of workplace fatalities, and nearly 40,000 nonfatal cases resulting in days away from work occurred in 2017 (the most recent year for which data are available). Organizations can no longer view workplace violence as an outlier or an unpredictable situation that doesn’t require preparation. Therefore, it’s important for safety professionals to have an accurate understanding of their risk for all types of workplace violence—from assault and harassment to active shooter situations—in order to identify effective safeguards and protect employees, contractors, customers, facility visitors, and more. Risk assessment for workplace violence must take into account industry, occupation, situational risk factors, physical facility features, and much more. You’ll learn how to:

      -Identify the industries and occupations with the highest risk for workplace violence.

      -Assess your organization’s unique risk factors for workplace violence.

      -Identify the situations that may put employees, contractors, or customers at risk.

      -Recognize red flags that signal an elevated risk of violence.

      -Identify effective physical and administrative control methods to reduce the risk of workplace violence.