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Fahrenheit 1,832

- The historic Anna Amalia library in Weimar, Germany, is installing a tailor-made fire system as part of a reconstruction project after the building was gutted by a runaway blaze in 2004.

Defibrillators

- Two states, New Jersey and Michigan, approved almost identical laws requiring that health clubs purchase and install automated external defibrillators. The measures also require that at least one person be on duty at all times who is trained to use the device. The laws provide for fines of $500 to $1,000 for those health clubs that fail to comply.

CCTV Ordinances On the Rise

- CCTV ordinances cause concern.

Smart Cards

- The Corporate IT Outlook for 2007, a new report from research firm EQUS, looks at the reasons that increasing numbers of companies are implementing smart cards while few plan to implement biometrics.

Security Offensive

- A new guide from the National Institute of Standards and Technology explains the key threats to, and recommends guidance for, securing industrial control systems.

Burglary

- The problem of burglary at residential construction sites and strategies for preventing the problem—such as implanting microchips in power tools—are topics addressed in this guide from the Department of Justice.

Fahrenheit 1,832

- The historic Anna Amalia library in Weimar, Germany, is installing a tailor-made fire system as part of a reconstruction project after the building was gutted by a runaway blaze in 2004.

How to Encourage Cooperation

- How to turn a competitive work environment into a cooperative one.

Drug Use and Testing in the Workplace

- A drop in positive workplace drug tests.

Deterring Terrorists, Not Shoppers

- A recent RAND Corp. report ranks the effectiveness of mall security measures against terrorist attacks relative to cost, while a national servey co-sponsored by the ASIS International Foundation assesses security preparedness at malls across the U.S.

Connecticut - Employment Law

- A bill (H.B. 371) under consideration in the Connecticut General Assembly would outlaw bullying in the workplace. The law would make it illegal for employers to subject workers to conduct that is abusive. Abusive conduct is defined as any action, committed with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile or offensive. Examples include repeated infliction of verbal abuse or sabotaging or undermining a person's work performance.

West Virginia - Employment Law

- A bill (H.B. 2346) introduced in West Virginia would make it illegal for employers to mandate employee attendance at certain types of meetings. Employees would not be required to attend meetings that deal with the employer's opinions on politics, religion, or labor unions.

Courthouse Security

- Courthouse security. A bill (S. 378) to increase courthouse security has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would require that the U.S. Marshals Service offer ongoing security advice to the judiciary.
 




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