TSA PUBLISHES GUIDANCE ON WORKPLACE AND HIGHWAY SECURITY THREATS

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Highway and Motor Carrier (HMC) Section, and the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC), have collaborated to create a security guidance publication to enhance security awareness throughout the transportation industry.

Entitled Securing Transportation Assets & Operations: Mitigation Strategies for Highway Modes, the report offers guidance, useful information, tips and tools to strengthen the industry’s knowledge and practices concerning threats that pose a danger to stakeholder organizations and personnel, both at their facilities and on the road.

Topics covered include: a contact list of agencies that specialize in security-related concerns and how to access immediate help; how employees and management can recognize insider threats; planning for active shooter and/or assailant threats; recognizing improvised explosive devices (IED) and components, both in the workplace and on vehicles; and dealing with bomb threats.

TSA recommends that companies incorporate this information into overall security programs, as each company deems appropriate. You can email additional questions, comments or suggestions about the information given in the guidance document by going to HighwaySecurity@tsa.dhs.gov.