RE: Bombs in the Workplace

Subject: RE: Bombs in the Workplace
From: "Kathy Mizell" <KathyMizell -at- mfpoer -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 09:23:49 -0500

I would not mention the name of the company in the item you are writing. Unfortunately, their attitude shows up elsewhere. My company used to lease the 8th floor of a 18 story building. When leaving for lunch one day, several of us encountered police and fire personnel. Since there had not been any type of alarm, we asked what was going on. We were informed that that a bomb had been discovered in the basement of the building. Building management decided that an evacuation would be disruptive so nothing was said. The word of the bomb discovered quickly spread throughout the building. Within a couple of days, building management released a memo to all tenants apologizing for their disregard for the safety of all and stated that a new policy would be effective immediately which would require the complete evacuation of the building in this situation in the future.

Kathy Mizell
Phone: 972-770-1114
Fax: 972-770-1101
kathymizell -at- mfpoer -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Tuples -at- aol -dot- com [mailto:Tuples -at- aol -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: Bombs in the Workplace

I have been asked to write a short item about dealing with serious threats in
the workplace. I almost decided that I was unqualified, but then it hit me. I
had actual experience with this several years ago.

We found an honest to goodness bomb in a locker. Management decided to have
security move the item outdoors rather than evacuate the building and notify
the bomb squad. So they carried it across the production floor to the exits.

One supervisor mentioned that there was no need to evacuate because of the
time it would take to restart some of the equipment we used.

My problem is ethics. We were a division of a larger corporation so I am
hesitant to mention the company. Personally, I do not think I should.

Any comments?


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