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Putting the Focus On Security Exactly Where It Should Be with Terry Choate Jr

March 22, 2022

Putting the Focus On Security Exactly Where It Should Be with Terry Choate Jr

Becoming a more home-based society during the pandemic didn’t eliminate the threats to our and our employees’ safety. The threats simply followed us home. To our guest, Terry Choate Jr, taking care of our external and internal customers is the best way to enhance our organization’s security. 

Terry Choate Jr is the CEO, Co-founder, and President of Blue-U Defense. This company provides Fortune 2000 corporations with active shooter, unwanted intruder and workplace violence training, planning and policy assistance, and Executive Protection services. Terry is a thought leader passionate about offering real security solutions for the prevention and survival of incidents of violence; he is a former law enforcement officer and SWAT Team Commander. 

In this episode, we delve into the importance of business owners spending time and resources to ensure their internal and external customers’ safety. Terry kindly shared his expertise in home-based security and reputation harm. We also talk about the importance of keeping ourselves informed, the benefits of having a happy workforce, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) obligations every business owner should be aware of.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • We must fact check every piece of information we receive, even the ones we get from professionals and thought leaders (5:16)
  • The bad guys always find a way to vulnerate our safety. What should be aware of in the home-based society we live in (8:36)
  • The cons of avoiding news channels and being utterly uninformed (15:59)
  • About what most companies ignore from OSHA (20:05)
  • What should every business owner do to ensure their staff and their customers’ safety (26:17)


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