As technologies and laws continue to evolve, and more people move into urban centers, cities are looking for ways to become smarter – and safer. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area. It is predicted that by 2030, our planet will have 41 mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants each. After all, a successful city attracts businesses, fosters innovation and provides incredible opportunities for its citizens. But how do we construct and manage cities so that everything, and everyone, flows smoothly today and in the future? How can we ensure that cities are resilient and continue to succeed as they grow?
The Mass Shooting Tracker reported that in 2019 there were 374 mass shootings in the U.S. Given this reality, it is essential to take all possible steps to protect your employees and visitors from harm. It should be a core requirement of every organization’s security plan to give serious consideration to how they will thwart an active shooter. Putting a security plan in place to guard against on-site violence begins at the perimeter, and security entrances are a strong first line of defense against the threat of an active shooter.
The Trump Administration launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov, which has resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement to address threats related to safety, security and support in schools.
To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to make funding available to study collaborative robots (co-robots) in the workplace.