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August 13, 2019 Technical Training – The Age of Social Media Investigations

Posted: Jul 21, 2019

Overview: August 13, 2019 Technical Training – The Age of Social Media Investigations

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Reservation deadline is August 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Learn how social media is being used to uncover fraud as well as enhance he quality of other investigations. Learn what geosocial data is, and exactly how the type of information is used to investigate insurance claims of all kinds. Understand how to gain eye-opening insight into accidents, site security and high exposure incidents, by locating social media photographs videos and posts at specific locations and times anywhere in the world. The session examines successful real-life cases, fascinating trends in social media investigations, privacy and legal issues, as well as preserving, authenticating and representing the evidence in court. The dynamic between social media monitoring and surveillance will also be examined through a case study involving 17,000 days of surveillance data. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the investigative best practices required for a successful investigation and a better understanding of the best investigative practices required for a successful geosocial investigation and exactly how to add this new information to their wide range of skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Plan a social media investigation
  • Gain knowledge of investigative best practices to aid in selecting a competent investigative firm
  • Understand te privacy and legal ramification of conducting soical media investigations
  • Learn how to properly preserve, authenticate and present social media evidence in court
  • understand what geological data is and how it works from a technological standpoint

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ASSP – Greater San Jose Chapter Hygiene Drive

Posted: Jul 18, 2019

Thank-you to all who donated Hygiene Items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes, razors, etc.) for our first Greater San Jose Chapter Hygiene drive. 8 boxes of items were delivered to CityTeam in San Jose, for those in need. Our next drive, for items donated in July and August, will be taken to the Epicenter in Salinas, a youth designed and youth led program that serves transition-age foster youth of the area, working with Monterey Country Child Welfare Services and VOICES (Voice Our Independent Choices for Emancipation Support). You can bring items to our August 13th meeting, or participate by donating to any organization.

Bill aims to require OSHA to develop heat standard

Posted: Jul 18, 2019

From Business Insurance

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A House of Representatives bill would direct the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to adopt a standard to prevent occupational exposure to excessive heat in both indoor and outdoor environments.

However, some observers say it is unnecessary, given that OSHA can issue its own regulations.

Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., on Wednesday introduced the Asunción Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act, which is named for Asunción Valdivia, a farmworker who died after picking grapes for a 10-hour shift in 105-degree heat.

Excessive environmental heat stress killed 783 U.S. workers and seriously injured 69,374 workers from 1992 through 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“While those working in air conditioned offices may not notice, climate change is all too real for the roofer, the warehouse worker, the farmworker and the highway worker who work for eight to 10 or 12 hours a day in record-breaking heat,” said Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., chair of the subcommittee on workforce protections, which conducted a hearing on the bill on Thursday. “According to the Fourth National Climate Assessment, this warming trend is likely to only accelerate.”

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