Dangers of tailgating are real — Campaign raises awareness

Absentmindedly holding doors, a practice known as tailgating, open can allow unauthorized personnel access to secure areas, according to a blog by The Joint Commission.

Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital Director of Security Dave Corbin wrote about the hospital's recent tailgating awareness campaign for the blog post.

Here's what you should know:

1. Brigham and Women's launched the campaign to raise awareness of the mindless practice. Mr. Corbin wrote that tailgating is a common occurrence across the country.

2. If a provider thinks an unauthorized individual is in a restricted area, Mr. Corbin suggests the use of three steps, "Stop, Challenge, Assist."

3. Mr. Corbin also stresses the importance of calling security. If a person feels uncomfortable confronting someone, security will do it on their behalf.

4. Brigham and Women's Hospital began the campaign earlier in the summer.

Brigham and Women's Hospital is providing resources to all centers. Click here for more information.

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