A recent bomb threat was reported in the news involving a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Center, Texas. Responsible risk management for employers suggests a policy be put in place to describe how the company will respond to such threats. A person's first reaction is to call the police and report the threat. However, an Alpha code policy may suggest otherwise, depending upon the circumstances involved. Employee safety in the workplace also requires employers to consider this aspect of threats and violence occurring that is occurring more frequently in today's times. Under the General Duty clause in the OSHA regulations, employers are required to have in place policies, procedures and employee training involving bomb construction, bomb threats, planning premise, plan development, physical security, bomb threat response, evacuation procedures, bomb search procedures, suspicious objects found, and news media.

For more information regarding risk management and creating a plan for bomb threat response, contact the Goosmann Law Firm at info@goosmannlaw.com or call 712-226-4000.

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