A roundup of recent headlines in the safety and security industry from around the web.

Death Sparks Lawsuit Over Codes, Staples Center Design

As is often the case in law, how the courts interpret a statute is often the determining factor in the case. For example, California Building Standards Code (CBSC) states that the top of guardrails shall not be less than 42 inches in height, except in front of the first row of fixed balcony seats. In that case, the top of the guardrail may be 26 inches in height.

What happens, though, when you build a shelf or beverage bar? Does the glass now have to extend vertically another 26 inches above the shelf? That was the question the court was asked to answer in Tang v. NBBJ, 2014 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1058, after a two-year-old boy fell to his death from a luxury box at Staples Center.

[Athletic Business]

 

Protective Intelligence: Your Next Move

The ability for an organization to effectively collect protective intelligence information is of critical importance to preventing greater concerns. Wally was able to get the help he needed, but had he been left unchecked, there was little doubt his intended actions would have been catastrophic to the company and his colleagues.

Protective Intelligence has far reaching applications, not just in helping to prevent targeted violence, but also in helping to prevent industrial espionage, selling of secrets, security breaches, harassment and stalking, disruptive practices to productivity, and unfavorable social media outcome.

[LinkedIn]

 

Four Ways for Stadium Managers to Start a Legacy in 2015

What’s your legacy as a stadium manager? Are you striving to create a lasting brand that will carry on with your staff for a lifetime?

Do you know where to start? Are you overwhelmed with responsibility? Don’t worry. Let us help you take on the New Year and start your legacy the right way – your way.

We’ve identified four concepts for you to follow starting this year. Follow them with purpose during your career as a stadium manager and you’ll achieve peace of mind in knowing your legacy will carry on.

[LinkedIn]

 

10 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2015

2014 was a non-stop year of hacks and headlines when cyber criminals pushed the limits of conventional security to the breaking point. From celebrity phishing to the White House network, Wall Street powerhouses to the corner Dairy Queen, no one was safe. What will we see in 2015 and how will we respond?

[Malcovery Security]

 

Cameroonian Soccer Player Dies After Being Hit by Object During Match

Algeria has suspended football indefinitely following the death of Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse, who was hit by a stone thrown by fans.

The Algerian Football Federation made the decision after a meeting on Sunday.

Ebosse, who was 24, was struck on the head when leaving the pitch after his side JS Kabylie's home defeat by USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou on Saturday.

Algerian authorities had already ordered the indefinite closure of the 1st November 1954 stadium.

[Bleacher Report]

 

Blog: Fan Violence Gives the Average NFL Spectator a Black Eye

Fan violence has spread like dandelions on a manicured lawn. Type in “fan fights” on Youtube, and you will be bombarded with an array of video scuffles captured on iphones. In virtually every NFL city,  jersey clad fans are duking it out in the stands. Or in the parking lots. Or in the restrooms. Experts on human behavior have long held the belief that alcohol and stunted intelligence was the primary antagonist. Researcher Daniel Wann and his colleagues expanded on this complex social phenomenon by including three additional factors...

[Fantasy Sports Warehouse]

 

NFL Cracks Down on Behavior... of Fans, That Is

Starting next season, fans ejected from a game will be banned from entering any other NFL stadium. Ejections can occur for a number of reasons including unruly behavior, excessive intoxication or interference with the game, and can be received in-venue or in stadium parking lots. The first league-wide Fan Code of Conduct was released in 2008, though it’s up to each franchise to enforce the rules.

[USA Today Sports]