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
June 1 marks the beginning of the hurricane season in the Atlantic every year. Now is the time to review and update all of your crisis management plans for your company as well as your home. Even if you don’t reside in a hurricane-prone region, if a storm strikes, you may Read More
When it comes to active shooter response, there is no single tactic that guarantees 100 percent positive results for law enforcement and individuals. Methods are still evolving and being debated. But one trend is common: a more aggressive reaction.
One of the most-remembered mass shootings in the second half of the twentieth Read More
June, which is National Safety Month, is an appropriate time to focus on young workers, as they head out of school and into the workforce. Many of them will find jobs in the retail industry, a leading employer of young workers in the United States.
In 2014, there were approximately 18.1 Read More
A Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.
After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding that employees had allegedly warned Read More
Loss prevention and retail executives’ careers are dramatically altered when workplace violence impacts their business. The loss of human life, coupled with the loss of trust by coworkers and senior executives, puts careers in jeopardy when on-the-job violence strikes. Whether the acts of workplace violence are the result of an Read More
In our personal and professional worlds, we are surrounded by some smart and successful individuals. This is just as true in a role like loss prevention as it is in any other professional capacity. But have you ever wondered why so many of these people can do such dumb things?
How Read More