ASIS International

ASIS International, founded as the American Society for Industrial Security, is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, governmental entities, and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s number one magazine Security Management ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance. Visit for more information. Standards from ASIS are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: [email protected] or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention ANSI Standard

This Standard provides an overview of policies, processes, and protocols that organizations can adopt to help identify and prevent threatening behavior and violence affecting the workplace, and to better address and resolve threats and violence that have actually occurred. This Standard describes the personnel within organizations who typically become involved in prevention and intervention efforts; outlines a proactive organizational approach to workplace violence focused on prevention and early intervention; and proposes ways in which an organization can better detect, investigate, manage, and - whenever possible - resolve behavior that has generated concerns for workplace safety from violence. The Standard also describes the implementation of a Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Program, and protocols for effective incident management and resolution.


Risk Assessment

This Standard provides guidance on developing and sustaining a coherent and effective risk assessment program including principles, managing an overall risk assessment program, and performing individual risk assessments, along with confirming the competencies of risk assessors and understanding biases. This Standard describes a well-defined risk assessment program and individual assessments to provide the foundation for the risk management process. Seven annexes provide additional guidance for applying risk assessments and potential treatments.   


Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection

This Standard presents a comprehensive management approach for the protection of assets by the application of security measures for physical asset protection.



This Standard provides guidance for conducting investigations. It provides guidance on establishing investigative programs as well as the conduct of individual investigations, including the competence and evaluation of investigators.  


Facilities Physical Security Measures Guideline

This guideline assists in the identification of physical security measures that can be applied at facilities to safeguard or protect an organization's assets - people, property, and information.


General Security Risk Assessment Guideline

This guideline is applicable in any environment where people and/or assets are at risk for a securityrelated incident or event that may result in human death, injury, or loss of an asset.


Preemployment Background Screening Guideline

The scope of the Preemployment Background Screening Guideline is to aid U. S. employers in understanding and implementing the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and related legal issues associated with the preemployment background screening of job applicants. (This guideline is focused on U. S. employers. The variables existing within the international community on preemployment background screening are not addressed in this guideline.)