Ford and ADT to Form Joint Venture to Fortify Vehicle Security with Breakthrough
Ford and ADT launch Canopy to provide AI-powered connected security
cameras and a corresponding mobile app for a variety of vehicle makes and models
LONDON and BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022 –
ADT Inc. will invest in a new
joint venture called
Canopy that combines ADT’s professional security monitoring and Ford’s
AI-driven video camera technology to help customers strengthen security of new
and existing vehicles across automotive brands.
“The combination of our technologies and our deep security experience creates a
new category of protection for work and personal vehicles,” said Elliot Cohen,
ADT chief business development officer. “Vehicles represent the
second-most-valuable asset for consumers, and helping to protect them extends
ADT’s safe, smart, and sustainable solutions far beyond the home.”
Canopy plans to launch industry-first, multi-sensor security systems with
available professional monitoring early next year. The first products to be
manufactured and sold will be available in the U.S. and the U.K. for the
industry’s highest-volume commercial and retail pickups and vans – including the
Ford F-150, F-150 Lightning, Transit vans and E-Transit – and will be easily
installable by customers to protect expensive work and recreational equipment.
Read more here
Sensormatic Solutions by Johnson Controls prioritizes responsible retail by
continued focus and investment into sustainability practices
Johnson Controls brand
Sensormatic Solutions releases new white paper detailing its multi-faceted
approach to empower retailers, shoppers, and its own organization to reach
Sensormatic leverages big data
and AI to optimize retailers’ sustainability through a range of digitally
enabled solutions and services
Switzerland—January 18, 2022—Sensormatic
Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio of
today released its 2021 Sustainability Story white paper, detailing its
sustainability efforts. Sensormatic Solutions is built on innovation, and is
dedicated toward sustainable products, solutions, and services. The company also
extends its sustainability focus to include its people and processes.
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What Are Video Verified Alarms?
Sean Foley, SVP Enterprise Security, Interface Systems explains
the benefits of video verified alarms when compared to traditional alarm
monitoring. With video verification of alarm events, enterprises can
secure their locations more effectively and avoid paying false alarm
To learn more,
read this case study.
NRF Big Show Recap
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The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact
City by City Gun Violence in 2021 Stats
A National View - 1 Big City Every Day
NYC's 2021 Murder Surge
Grim Apple: NYC murders in 2021 to near 500 for first time in a decade
Big Apple is on pace to hit nearly 500 murders before the close of 2021 —
a bleak milestone not seen in a decade. As of Dec. 26, the NYPD recorded 479
slayings, driven by a startling surge in gun violence across the city, data
shows. The Big Apple hasn’t recorded more than 500 murders
when there were 515 on the books, according to the data.
In 2012, homicides dropped to 419. In the following years, they plummeted into
the 300s each year, except for 2017 when the city recorded 292 murders.
2021’s total already topped the tally of 462 in 2020 — a year that
saw a spike in fatal incidents in major cities nationwide as the COVID-19
pandemic disrupted nearly every aspect of life. That trend continued into 2021
with New York City seeing a late-year spike in murders.
Over the last month, nearly double the homicides were reported over the same
four-week span — 41 between Nov. 28 and Dec. 26 compared to 24 during that
same period in 2020, NYPD data shows. The latest homicide statistics don’t
men who were gunned down in separate incidents earlier this week.
Quelling the mounting number of murders will be just one of the
challenges the new Mayor Eric Adams faces as the cop-turned-lawmaker takes the
reins as mayor.
Other major cities across the US have also struggled to reverse the troublesome
crime trend. In Chicago, murders
were approaching 800 with days left in the year, according to the Chicago
Tribune. Philadelphia is
expected to surpass 550 homicides, the highest total on record dating
back to 1960, according to ABC.
Prop 47 Under Fire As California Theft
Prop 47's reforms back in the spotlight as lawmakers tackle crime & punishment
It’s what voters passed in 2014 to make
retail theft a misdemeanor when someone steals anything below $950. Stats from
the California DOJ show theft is overall down.
legislative session just started back up this month, and
is once again in the spotlight. It’s what voters passed in 2014 to make
retail theft a misdemeanor when someone steals anything below $950.
It’s important to note that since voters approved this in 2014, it’ll ultimately
still be up to the voters to decide if any changes are made. If the legislature
passes any bills, the people will vote on them again.
Assemblymember Jim Patterson
(R-Fresno) introduced AB 1599 to overturn much of what’s in Proposition 47.
"I think that the people of California, at least in the area in Central
California I represent, are -- they’re just fed up with it," Patterson said.
"They know that the crime spikes are real."
No statewide 2021 numbers are in yet, but the Public Policy Institute of
California reports that, overall, property theft has steadily declined over the
last 20 years. However, the PPIC does link Prop 47 to temporary increases in
some crimes after the law was enacted.
Attorney General Rob Bonta declined an interview for this story, but his office
sent a statement saying “California law is clear: Organized retail theft is a
felony. Prop. 47 doesn't change that.”
Some of the other bills in place are AB1597, which makes the punishment for
repeat shoplifters stricter, and another which was introduced by a Democrat
would bring the threshold back down to $400 instead of $950.
San Francisco's Retail Exodus Continues Amid
Union Square Feeling the Brunt of ORC
Abercrombie & Fitch to close S.F. store at Westfield mall next week
& Fitch plans to close its San Francisco store at 865 Market St. in the
Westfield mall next week, becoming the latest large
clothing retailer in downtown or Union Square to shutter during the
The store at Westfield San Francisco Centre will close Jan. 26, the San
Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. A manager at the store told me the
retailer had decided not to renew the lease and is seeking a smaller
location nearby for the store. The store opened in 2006.
Retailers including Uniqlo, DSW, Marshalls, Gap and H&M have also closed San
Francisco locations since late 2020 as the area has struggled with the
absence of international tourists and office workers
as well as crime and homelessness.
Abercrombie & Fitch's nearest location is at the Sunvalley Shopping Center in
Concord. Management at another Abercrombie & Fitch outlet in San Jose's
Westfield Valley Fair mall said the team isn't expecting their location to
The Ohio-based company, which also owns brands Hollister and Gilly Hicks, has
cut locations by 20% since 2019 when its store count was about 854. The
company closed 137 stores in 2020 alone as digital sales grew to
encompass about half of overall revenue, with an emphasis on larger stores
averaging about 8,300 square feet compared with the smaller, omni-channel
locations it has opened in recent years at about half of that size.
Other Recent San Francisco Stores Closures
CVS Identifies 6 San Francisco Stores Closing in January
Walgreens to Close 5 San Francisco Stores Due to Increasing Retail Theft
Gap Closing 3 Stores In San Francisco’s Embarcadero, Market Street, Stonestown
Lowe’s To Close 2 Bay Area Stores Deemed Underperforming
Marshalls to close S.F. store, adding to Market Street’s retail woes
H&M Closes Its Massive Union Square Store
DSW in San Francisco's Union Square to permanently close
Uniqlo is Closing Its Flagship Union Square Store
George Floyd Federal Civil Rights Trials
Begin Thursday & Could Last Weeks
FYI Just in Case: Keep an eye on
Minneapolis/St. Paul this week!
St. Paul takes security measures.
What you need to know about the federal trial of three ex-Minneapolis police
officers in George Floyd's death
The federal civil rights trial is set to
begin Thursday in St. Paul.
federal civil rights trial for three former Minneapolis police officers indicted
in connection with George Floyd's killing is set to begin Thursday. The men, Tou
Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane, all face Justice Department charges of
abusing their position as police officers to deprive Floyd of his constitutional
rights when another officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on Floyd's neck for more
than nine minutes and the others did not intervene during an encounter on May
25, 2020. "This offense resulted in bodily injury to, and the death of George
Floyd," the charges state.
They are also awaiting trial on state charges, but the date has not been set.
You can read the charging document here.
St. Paul to close streets for federal trial
What security measures are in place at the courthouse?
The federal building has been reinforced with metal perimeter fencing and
parking will be limited in the surrounding area. Federal authorities will be
responsible for security inside the building and on the property.
St. Paul police are planning to increase the presence of officers downtown
during the trial. The department is coordinating with the East Metro Response
Group that formed ahead of Chauvin's trial last spring — and consists of
municipal and county law enforcement groups in Ramsey, Washington and Dakota
counties — to help with extra staffing needs if they arise.
St. Paul Spending Millions on Security
St. Paul prepares for ex-officers' federal trial in George Floyd killing
security won't reach the level of the Derek Chauvin trial, business owners
and residents say preparations are unlike anything they've seen.
In a presentation to the council, St. Paul Assistant Police Chief Robert
Thomasser said the department will increase police staffing downtown — both on
the streets and in the skyways — during the trial and when a verdict is
announced, mostly to help people navigate road closures and to fulfill the
requests of businesses that asked for extra security.
Towering metal fences surrounding the federal courthouse. The cost of adding
patrols and overtime shifts to respond to the trial could cost the city "in
the neighborhood of a couple million dollars," said Thomasser, who added
that Chief Todd Axtell is seeking some reimbursement from federal agencies.
The police department's biggest challenge, he said, will be managing
staffing at a time when the already shorthanded force has dozens of officers
— 56 as of Tuesday — out sick, many with COVID-19.
Editor's Note: This doesn't mean protesters could show up at the
location in Minneapolis where this all took place - now the Floyd memorial spot.
Just a thought Gus Downing
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US: 68.7M Cases - 877.2K Dead - 43.5M Recovered
Former Senior Loss Prevention Executive
335.6M Cases - 5.5M Dead - 271.4M Recovered
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"United States will crest in late January
U.S. faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say
The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000
more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March.
seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. has been
trending upward since mid-November, reaching nearly 1,700 on Jan. 17 — still
below the peak of 3,300 in January 2021. COVID-19 deaths among nursing home
residents started rising slightly two weeks ago, although still at a rate 10
times less than last year before most residents were vaccinated.
Despite signs omicron causes milder disease on average, the unprecedented level
of infection spreading through the country, with cases still soaring in many
states, means many vulnerable people will become severely sick. If the higher
end of projections comes to pass, that would push total U.S. deaths from
COVID-19 over 1 million by early spring.
The wave of deaths heading for the United States will crest in late January or
early February, Shea said. In early February, weekly deaths could equal or
exceed the delta peak, and possibly even surpass the previous U.S. peak in
deaths last year.
COVID's Retail Reset
The year consumers changed for good
Retailers are facing a perfect storm, with
supply-chain and labor issues compounding the crisis caused by the pandemic.
started 2021 in the thick of a global pandemic, leading us into labor shortages,
supply-chain issues, and the highest inflation numbers in decades. The year
ended with the perfect storm, where consumers fundamentally changed the way they
think about shopping, forever.
Consumers have reset expectations for retailers and brands.
The Great Resignation hit retail hard—and it’s far from over
In September 2021, a record 685,000 retailers
called it quits. In the same month, 4.4 million Americans
quit their jobs. In addition to facing the Great Resignation,
the retail industry is having to contend with a shrinking pool of labor
with shifting priorities.
Consumers are willing to spend despite inflation—for now
We’re seeing the highest inflation numbers
in 39 years. Yet, for the first time in history,
consumers are still willing (and wanting) to spend money despite the increase in
the cost of living. We
can attribute this not to rising wages but to supply-chain complications that
are limiting consumers’ ability to purchase what they want. Consumers have money
burning a hole in their pockets and are willing to take what’s available, even
at a premium.
From ‘last-mile’ to ‘first-mile’
For years, companies had been hyper-focused on last-mile delivery, with
retailers and brands prioritizing the processes to support the shift to online
or BOPIS (buy online, pick up in store) delivery. What they failed to realize
the first mile is where value is established.
A great reset
The pre-pandemic rumblings are now at a crescendo. Their unintended consequences
have all but forced a great reset for retailers and brands—not a short-term
adjustment to consumer sentiment but
a long-term, fundamental change.
Vaccine Mandate Backlash
Carhartt said vaccination remains mandatory for employees. A conservative
the Supreme Court’s decision that large companies
do not have to force workers to get coronavirus shots or tests,
employees nationwide have wondered how the high court’s ruling on the
vaccination mandate from the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health
Administration would affect them.
The issue bubbled up so much among employees at Carhartt, the Michigan-based
workwear and other clothing company, that CEO Mark Valade emailed workers a day
after the Supreme Court ruling to provide some clarity: Vaccination remained
Valade, who noted how the private company was not changing the mandatory
vaccination policy that would result in termination for employees who don’t
comply, added: “An unvaccinated workforce is both a people and business risk
that our company is unwilling to take.”
While the email has been celebrated by Carhartt fans supportive of its health
and safety measures, some conservatives and anti-vaccine pundits have targeted
the company on social media in what appears to be the latest attempt to shame
and boycott a company over its mandatory coronavirus vaccination policy for
employees. The company has also faced protests from employees opposed to the
vaccination policy in recent months.
Pharmacies Front & Center in Biden's Mask Push
Free N95 Masks to Be Made Available at Pharmacies, White House Says
Distribution of 400 million masks comes as the Biden administration is
also offering free rapid tests to combat the spread of Covid-19
The Biden administration on Wednesday is expected to announce plans to make
400 million N95 masks available free at pharmacies and community health centers
across the country, a White House official said.
Returning to Work Plans - A Legal Perspective
Return to Workplace Delayed Due to Omicron Surge
Breakthrough cases of the highly contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus
shouldn't cause companies that are proceeding with onsite work to abandon
mandatory vaccination policies, legal experts say.
"Breakthrough cases are to be expected and do not indicate that vaccination is
not effective," said LaKeisha Caton, an attorney with Pryor Cashman in New York
City. "To the contrary, COVID vaccines have prevented a greater number of
serious illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths despite breakthrough infections."
That said, the high number of breakthrough cases makes it more challenging to
convince opponents of mandatory vaccination policies to comply, but "employers
should consider staying the course," said Jason Habinsky, an attorney with
Haynes Boone in New York City.
Considerations for Return to Work
"Any responsible employer needs to at least consider whether the increased
number of breakthrough infections should change back-to-work plans," said Jim
Hermon, an attorney with Dykema in Detroit.
He said that whether any employer should change its plans is a function of:
Vaccination rates at that company.
The vulnerability of its worker population.
Whether it can put other effective means for limiting the spread of COVID-19
The Supreme Court did not prohibit employers from requiring vaccinations against
COVID-19, said Carrie Hoffman, an attorney with Foley & Lardner in Dallas.
Nonetheless, companies need to provide accommodations to employees for medical
conditions and religious beliefs. In addition, some states prohibit employers
from requiring vaccinations.
Dallas County Breaks Single-Day COVID Cases Three Times Over Last Two Weeks
Biden administration's free COVID-19 test rollout begins early online
TJ Maxx & Marshalls Parent to Fire Office Workers Who Do Not Get the Booster
Shot By Feb 1
Restaurants are starting to require booster shots for employees and guests
How Body-Worn Cameras Could Impact LP Store
See how they're impacting police officers
The DOJ's National Institute of Justice - Crime Solutions Publication
Practice Profile: Body-Worn Cameras’ Effects on Police Officer Behavior
This practice involves the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement. The aim
of this practice is to record interactions from an officer’s point of view to
improve accountability and positively affect police officer behavior. The
practice is rated No Effects for its effects on officer use of force, officer
injuries, officer-initiated calls for service, traffic stops, field interviews,
and arrest incidents.
The use of body-worn cameras is rooted in two theories: deterrence theory and
perceived social surveillance. Deterrence theory states (in part) that the
certainty of getting caught and punished for wrongdoing decreases the likelihood
of engaging in wrongdoing. In the case of body-worn cameras, the camera serves
as a “credible threat” in the detection of negative behaviors, such as the use
of excessive force by police officers, and thus decreases the likelihood of
those behaviors (Ariel et al. 2016). Additionally, research proposes that people
are more likely to adhere to social norms and change their conduct in a socially
desirable direction when they are aware of being observed (Farrar and Ariel
2013). When civilians are aware they are being monitored through a body-worn
camera, they are less likely to be aggressive and more inclined to cooperate
with law enforcement officers. In turn, police officers would be less likely to
react inappropriately by behaving in a rude manner or using excessive force.
Hot Topic: COVID-Era Consumers Have More Than
Houston, we have a problem
Lenient Return Policies Backfiring With Dire
Holiday Gift Returns Are Choking Retailers and Landfills
Merchants won customers’ hearts with lenient return policies.
Now the strategy is backfiring, with dire financial and environmental
One in four Americans expects
to return at least one
holiday gift by next weekend,
according to a report by UPS.
at least 60 million packages
in a single returns season
for the world's largest package shipper alone, and a
10% increase over 2020 holiday
returns. As the costs
of shipping and handling those returns increases, retailers and consumers are
facing an expensive and unsustainable shopping future.
They knew perfectly well that
unscrupulous customers could
or receipt-optional refund policies. But the success of retailers like Nordstrom
Inc. and Target Corp., both of whom have famously permissive
policies and loyal customers, highlighted the countervailing benefits. In a
recent survey of apparel companies, 86% of respondents agreed that returns
are a “necessary evil.”
Online retailers recognized the necessity early, adopting lenient return
policies and free return shipping to build trust and loyalty with consumers new
to e-commerce. Perhaps the most aggressive proponent was Zappos, the online shoe
retailer now owned by Amazon.com Inc. Early on, the company
encouraged customers to order shoes in multiple sizes and then return the
ones that don't fit – and paid for the shipping. As far back as 2010, Zappos was
telling reporters that
its best customers are the
ones who return the most products.
It's an expensive way to gain market share. In
2020, U.S. consumers returned
$428.6 billion in merchandise, or 10.6% of total retail sales.
Now online retailers, buffeted by
picky Covid-era consumers,
face return rates between
15% and 30%.
Organized Crime Hits U.S. Pharmacies
Fakes slipping through the supply chain
Suppliers/Distributors Sold Fake Medicines to Pharmacies
Drugmaker Gilead Alleges Counterfeiting Ring Sold Its HIV Drugs
Gilead says HIV drugs were replaced in some
cases with an antipsychotic drug or an over-the-counter painkiller
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. said that a network of little-known drug
suppliers and distributors sold illicit and
potentially dangerous fake versions of its HIV medicines that ended up in
pharmacies and in the hands of patients.
In all, Gilead identified
85,247 counterfeit bottles
of its branded medications
worth more than $250 million that were
sold to pharmacies over the past two
following an intensive investigation and court-approved civil seizures, a
company spokesman said.
The Gilead spokesman said that many of the counterfeit drugs were
purchased from homeless or drug-addicted HIV patients and then resold using
“Gilead has uncovered and stopped a complex and criminal enterprise distributing
counterfeit Gilead HIV medication through the legitimate U.S. supply chain,” the
The company uses the word “counterfeit” to include genuine medications that have
faked documentation or altered packaging, as well as fake pills.
The U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain is considered among the world’s safest, and
counterfeits most commonly make their way to patients via online pharmacies or
sometimes after being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. But U.S.
counterfeiters can sometimes exploit gaps in the supply chain to distribute
prescription drugs via secondary wholesale distributors, companies that purchase
and resell medicines to pharmacies, often at cheaper prices.
Open Hiring Model: Only 1 Question - Are You
Authorized to Work in U.S.?
Help Really Wanted: No Degree, Work Experience or Background Checks
U.S. companies are downsizing the hiring
Beauty product retailer The Body Shop is dropping
educational requirements and background checks for job applicants.
Parcel Service Inc. is making some job offers in as little as 10 minutes.
CVS Health Inc. no longer requires college graduates to submit their grades.
A shrinking American workforce could recast hiring practices. The U.S. labor
force has declined by millions since the Covid-19 pandemic, and some economists
say workforce participation rates will never return to pre-pandemic levels. At
the same time, more employers have reconsidered the value of college-degree
requirements, focusing instead on skill-based hiring.
In retail and fast-food industries, keeping employees for even 90 days is
difficult, human-resources executives said, one reason some companies offer
bonuses to workers who stay on the job that long.
In 2019, when the U.S. unemployment rate hovered around 3.6%, The Body Shop
introduced a pilot program at a distribution center in Wake Forest, N.C., to
remove nearly every hiring requirement, from drug tests and background checks to
Last year, The Body Shop expanded open hiring to all seasonal entry-level retail
jobs. Since its launch, the rate of performance-related terminations of people
hired in the pilot program has been about the same as the rate among people
hired through the routine screening process, said Nicolas Debray, The Body Shop
president for the Americas.
Open hiring became the model for all of the company’s entry-level retail and
warehouse hires this year. By mid-September, 733 employees had joined the
company this way, and 80 joined the company’s permanent staff. Under the system,
recruiters ask candidates only if they are legally authorized to work in the
U.S.; whether they can lift 25 pounds (50 pounds for distribution center work)
and work an 8-hour shift. For retail jobs, applicants are asked why they want to
work with customers.
Companies often worry that loosening job requirements will create a perception
among customers or employees that businesses are lowering standards, said Alicia
Sasser Modestino, a labor economist at Northeastern University.
“The biggest challenge is that people second-guess a person’s ability to do the
job, and maybe they have some doubt or suspicion and biases also because we
don’t do the background check,” The Body Shop’s Mr. Debray said. Though some
managers worried that instances of employee stealing or fighting would increase,
he said, “We have not seen any pickup of incidents at all.”
Grocery Industry Faces Shortage of 120,000
Supermarkets face empty shelves from labor shortages, shipping costs
labor shortages, shipping costs and cold weather has left grocery store shelves
across the country empty,
according to reports. Produce growers on the West Coast are paying nearly triple
trucking rates, according to Reuters.
On the East Coast,
snow and ice storms
have created massive food delivery delays. Grocery stores and other retailers
face a 12 percent out-of-stock level on many household staples, compared to 7-10
percent in regular times.
Compounding the problem is inflation.
The rate jumped 7 percent since December 2020,
according to CBS News.
Katie Denis, vice president of communications and research at the Consumer
Brands Association, blames the shortages on lack of labor and expects the
situation to continue for at least a few more weeks.
the industry is missing around 120,000 workers,
while the National Grocers Association said many grocery stores were operating
at less than 50 percent workforce capacity.
Burger King Security Lawsuit
Mom of slain NYC Burger King cashier may sue restaurant over lax security
The mother of an East Harlem Burger King cashier killed during an armed robbery
calling for more security at all fast food restaurants in the city
— and said she’s considering suing the outlet for
failing to protect
her young daughter.
“I’m working in fast food too. I don’t want to go back. I’m very scared,” said
Kristie Nieves, whose 19-year-old daughter, Kristal Bayron-Nieves, was fatally
shot Jan. 9 while working an overnight shift at the eatery on E. 116th St. and
“With regard to civil liability, we are looking at the issue of
Burger King, the owner of the property, and any security company that was
involved with supposedly doing security for Burger King,”
Rubenstein said. Winston Glynn, 30, a former employee of the same Burger King,
was charged with Bayron-Nieves’ slaying.
Samantha Martinez, 20, who worked alongside the teen and quit after her death,
said the store’s management
ignored pleas for more security and didn’t even fix the lock on a door
that lets people get behind the counter.
In Case You Missed It
Holiday hiring in retail dropped 7%
The drop was the largest since 2016, when hiring fell nearly 9.6%.
Transportation and warehousing jobs also fell — but very slightly (less than 1%)
— after last year's 67.4% growth, according to Challenger.
"The onslaught of COVID cases, the difficulty parents are having securing child
care, the sheer availability of jobs kept many from taking retail roles," Andrew
Challenger, senior vice president of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said in a
This year retailers hired 684,000 and last year hired 736,300.
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This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing
purpose-directed occupational safety and health programs designed to minimize
the frequency and severity of customer and associate accidents, while complying
with applicable regulatory requirements. This leader is the subject matter
expert on all safety matters...
Director, Loss Prevention & Safety
- posted September 24
The Director of Loss Prevention & Environmental, Health and Safety plans,
organizes, implements, and directs HERBL’s programs, procedures, and practices
to ensure the safety and security of company employees and property...
Corporate Risk Manager
Fort Myers, Miami, Tampa FL
- posted October 5
Summary of Role and Responsibilities: A proactive approach to preventing
losses/injuries, whether to our employees, third parties, or customer's
valuables. They include but are not limited to cash in transit, auto losses, or
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