Compliance initiatives are necessary because they validate that our safety program is in accordance with established guidelines, specifications, and legislation—and that the components of the program are being executed as expected. Safety compliance management is a prevalent business concern and is crucial to ensuring that responsibility and accountability are being Read More
Just about all retailers have an emergency plan. They have protocols in place in the event of rising flood waters or an active shooter scenario. But at what point does the planning stop? Retailers also need a post-incident management game plan for when the waters recede and the immediate threat Read More
Armed robberies are rare. When they do occur, they rarely result in injuries. It’s important to preface any conversation regarding armed robberies in this way. This is not to imply that these incidents make up a significant amount of a loss prevention professional’s time. However, when they do occur, they Read More
Considering the tremendous diversity of retail settings, programs that promote safety in the workplace can be just as diverse. There is no universal safety program that is right for all retail organizations.
Every program must be tailored to the size, management style, and type of operation when designing the specific details Read More
July 10, 2017 | Jon D. Groussman, J.D., and Constantine "Dean" Nickas, J.D. | Workplace Safety
Owners, operators, and insurers of businesses, including commercial and residential properties of all types, take little solace in news reports that suggest a decline in the nation’s crime rate. The focus of their concern is more likely to be the growing volume of incidents of violent crime, diminished law enforcement Read More
July 3, 2017 | National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health | Workplace Safety
In 2014, work-related falls to a lower level in the wholesale and retail trade (WRT) sector accounted for over 12,500 reported injuries. These injured employees were out of work for an average of 7 to 11 days (BLS 2015, BLS 2016). This post provides information about preventing ladder-related injuries in Read More
The FBI defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or intending to kill people in a confined space or other populated area.” A mass shooting is usually described as “an incident in which 4 or more people, including the perpetrator, are injured by gunfire.” The definitions Read More
While many crisis events are, by their nature, impossible to predict, the impact they have on retailers can be dramatically curtailed if the organization is prepared and crisis leadership is adequately prepared to manage the resultant disruption.
To be a crisis-prepared retailer, Walgreens relies on, well, preparation. Dave Colen, director of Read More
Alisha Bromfield, a Home Depot employee, was strangled and killed by her supervisor while the two were traveling to a wedding together. A mother-to-be, her fetus was also killed. Although the attack took place hundreds of miles away from the store where the two worked, the victim’s mother sued Home Read More
The buy-in and support of all levels of management is vital to maintaining safety in the workplace and the success of our retail safety programs. First and foremost, company leadership must clearly demonstrate that the organization cares, and is committed to the safety and well-being of our associates and customers. Read More