3 Steps Retailers Should Take to Prepare for Black Friday

Black Friday Sale

Attention retailers: Black Friday is creeping up on us. We’ve got about three weeks to go. Are you ready? If not, don’t worry, you still have time. But don’t wait much longer. Act now and rest easy when November 28th approaches. To ensure you’re ready to conquer the crowds and hold a successful sale, take… Read More

OSHA Safety Guidelines for Black Friday Promotions

We’re down to the wire here.  Black Friday is less than 48 hours away. While it may be too late to purchase equipment, there’s plenty you can do to be sure your store is ready. In an effort to stress the importance of safety on Black Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has… Read More

7 Tips for a Safer, Smarter Black Friday Sale

During a Black Friday promotion at Walmart four years ago, a massive group of people anxious to seize the one-day deals, turned this aptly-named day truly dark for one 34-year-old seasonal worker. The man was one of few employees pushing back against hundreds outside. As the crowd shattered the glass doors and ran for their… Read More

6 Tips for Improved Concert Security & Crowd Control

Summer’s here, which means it’s concert season. Whether you’re in charge of an indoor or outdoor venue, stadium or park, an arena or amphitheatre, concert security should be top of mind. Here are 6 tips to ensure crowd safety throughout the entire summer concert season. 1. Create a large separation between the crowd and the… Read More

Wall Mount Crowd Control for Warehouse Safety & OSHA Compliance

More than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses across the US. According to the OSHA Worker Safety Series, the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. The Safety Series lists the 10 OSHA standards most frequently included in violation citations as: 1. Forklifts 2…. Read More

Crowd Problems End Macklemore Concert at Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University recently had some big names in town for their annual concert, cleverly called “WakeStock.” The university brought in hip-hop stars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Kendrick Lamar to perform at the concert, but the highly anticipated event fell short due to crowd control issues. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who recently hit unfathomable… Read More

Young Girl Shot at Air Jordan Release in Massachusetts

Back in December we covered a story about an unruly crowd of sneaker shoppers in Alabama. As is common with these highly coveted kicks, Nike only releases a small number in an effort to create hype. In Alabama, 100 sneaker heads stood waiting outside a small retailer to grab one of 36 wrist bands that… Read More

Mosh Pits, Science & Crowd Control

Mosh pits, science, and crowd control – one of these things is not like the others, or so you may think. The Atlantic Cities recently published an article titled, “What Mosh Pits Can Teach Us About Crowd Control in Public Spaces.” The story details one physicist’s theory on how the three of these things, in… Read More

Prepping for the Presidential Inauguration

We are now less than a week away from the Presidential Inauguration. The parade and swearing-in ceremony for President Obama’s second term will be held on Monday January 21st at the United States Capitol in Washington DC, and officials are expecting upwards of 250,000 people in attendance. Crowd control is a huge focus for city… Read More

Have a Safe, Smart, and Happy New Year!

It’s that time of the year again. Time for self-reflection, determination, and resolution. A time to celebrate the triumphs of this year, and the aspirations of the year to come. Whether you’re preparing for a party at Times Square, the town park, or a local bar, we wish you a safe, happy, and healthy new… Read More