San Bernardino Attack Adds Security to List of Workplace Event Concerns
The mass shooting at a staff holiday party in San Bernardino has raised concerns among those charged with planning workplace events, making clear that the risks associated with such gatherings extend far beyond Bob from accounting having too much to drink.
"With holiday parties, I think we forget about normal security," said Joan Eisenstodt, a meeting planner in Washington, D.C. "We take our safety for granted."
While it remains unclear whether workplace issues had anything to do with Wednesday's attack on a holiday gathering for employees of the San Bernardino County Health Department, event planners predict that some employers might implement enhanced security measures at similar work-related events in the future.
[IAPSC Board Secretary] Ken Wheatley, founder and principal consultant of Royal Security Group LLC, a company that provides security for meetings and events, said the phones were ringing at his company even prior to the shooting.
"I have been getting calls from planners," he said, noting that recent terrorist attacks in Paris already had increased nervousness among event organizers. "I am seeing a renewed sensitivity to the realities of the global community."
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