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SOURCE: The Security Product Depot
The Security Product Depot’s research shows that during the last 10 years there were more than 7,000 workplace homicides nationwide according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
(PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Work place violence needs to be taken very seriously both in the private sector and at government workplaces. Yesterday the Washington Post reported that new policies were being ordered for federal workplaces. Coincidently on the same day the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article urging plans to prevent workplace violence.
Traditional robbery -- which usually targets convenience stores and banks -- have caused an increase in security and the recession has driven potential thieves to even more desperate measures -- targeting business offices for robbery and theft. Offices can often provide easy access for thieves looking for expensive items like laptops, cell phones and even unattended cash.
Workplace violence perpetrated by thieves, disgruntled former employees, angry customers and even bitter spouses can destroy a company’s reputation along with its employee’s sense of safety and security. To prevent these occurrences The Security Product Depot suggest there are a number of steps that both employers and employees working together can develop unified policies and procedures to help make their places of business safer.
Everyone being involved and knowing there is a plan in place can in itself be a deterrent to workplace violence. To start developing a plan of action here are few tips and suggestions to get started:
In addition to installing a CCTV system to monitor and record suspicious behavior it is also very valuable not to overlook installing good security locks and implement emergency plans, a central emergency communication point and anonymous tip lines for employees to report suspicious behavior or activity.
These are just a few steps that can deter and help to enhance workplace safety and can provide peace-of-mind for employers, employees and customers.
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