Kevin Ian Schmidt

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Effective Communication Skills: LISTENING

An important aspect of enhancing one’s communication skills is becoming a good listener. People tend to place the emphasis on speaking as the most important aspect of communication, but this is not necessarily so. Breaking down the percentage of time spent throughout the day for an average person engaged in one of the four aspects […]

Effective Communication Skills: NONVERBAL

Another aspect of effective communication is a basic understanding of body language. Studies have shown that more than 50 percent of a spoken message’s meaning can be determined by nonverbal gestures. It is claimed that only 15 percent of what is said is verbal and at least 85 percent of interpersonal communications are nonverbal. For […]

Job Interview Ultimate Guide

A job interview is obviously something that must occur when seeking a job as a security guard, and many people get very stressed out over a job interview. This job guide will help you relax and be prepared for the interview. Major Considerations During a Job Interview Make a Connection with the Interviewer Depending on […]

how to write effective incident reports

Incident Report Writing Guide

Objectivity is vital when writing a report. A judge or investigator probably won’t dismiss the validity of a report if you’ve made a grammatical mistake. But if your report lacks objectivity, it may be viewed as a document full of opinion over facts. Providing specific details is the key to writing an objective report.  When […]

Preventing Tech and Mechanic Injuries

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics injury and illness report, automotive techs and mechanics experience 13,150 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses resulting in valuable time away from work. Auto mechanics and technicians work with dangerous machinery, tools and chemicals, often in cramped spots, which puts them at greater risk for a workplace injury. Just […]

Ignoring Workplace Safety

Most companies put up safety information but the workers don’t believe in it. They walk into the lunch room or locker room and see safety information plastered all over the walls. The workers seem to ignore these signs as they fail to put on their safety glasses, don’t use their work gloves and play with […]

Process Safety Management Basics

Unexpected releases of toxic, reactive, or flammable liquids and gases in processes involving highly hazardous chemicals have been reported for many years. Incidents continue to occur in various industries that use highly hazardous chemicals which may be toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive, or may exhibit a combination of these properties. Regardless of the industry that […]