Author Archives: Eric Escanuelas

A Quick Guide to Effective Interviewing

This is the second in a series of articles about how to build a strong and lasting team. This article will focus on effective interviewing strategies.

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Combating Turnover: The Ideal Candidate

This is the first in a series of articles about how to build a strong and lasting team by “hacking” your operations to foster better retention. Keeping your staff happy, recognized, and stable is an excellent way to not only improve your productivity but also to reduce your safety and operational risks going forward.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Chemical Spill

So what do you do if your district has a chemical spill? Well, before you worry about filing a claim or any kind of paperwork, the first order of business is to stop the spill from spreading and causing more damage.

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Don’t worry. Your password is totally strong enough…

Is your password security up to snuff? Most people are pretty relaxed about password security, and even when websites force us to have strong passwords, we find tricks around that which just make us vulnerable again.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Bomb Threats

This guidance is an excerpt from our Emergency Response Procedures flipbook. If you would like a free copy of this publication, visit csdpool.com/publications.php

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UV Exposure Safety

Many districts execute many outdoor maintenance activities during the summer. All that sunshine means lawns will need to be mowed, and making repairs to infrastructure is certainly a lot easier in summer than it is in winter. Sometimes this can mean too much of a good thing. Colorado’s high altitude means that there is an average of more than 6,000 fewer feet of atmosphere deflecting and filtering ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

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The Rise of Ransomware

Late on a Friday evening in the beginning of February, staff at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California began to report issues accessing portions of the hospital’s network. As the administration would soon learn, their system had been infected with a piece of malicious software that had encrypted critical files and databases. The malicious software provided the hospital with an ultimatum—pay up, or never have access to these files again.

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Pay Your Respects: What End of Support for Windows XP Means for You

In April, Microsoft ended technical support for Windows XP. This change in Microsoft’s policy means that computers running Windows XP will no longer receive the regular security updates which patch holes that criminals exploit to gain access to your computer.

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