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
Imagine the scenario: you are in the cockpit of a 747 approaching the lights of the runway, when the starboard engine bursts into flames, throwing the aircraft off its gentle downward trajectory towards residential properties—where you can almost see the faint light of television sets in the homes you are 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
“Everything changed after 9/11” was a frequently heard refrain—from the president and other politicians and in law enforcement and private security circles. The same may, in time, be said of the Paris attacks in November 2015, or the Orlando attack in June 2016. Recent targets have included restaurants and bars, Read More
In recent months, the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage. At the same time, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about five percent of all businesses experience Read More
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially at mass gathering points and open-access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.
The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed Read More
The Top 10 Retail Workplace Hazards
These statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identify the top retail workplace hazards.
By Jac Brittain, LPC
Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm retail employees? By identifying the retail workplace Read More
The Insider has published numerous articles on serious incidents in the workplace, often centered around a shooting or someone getting stabbed or assaulted. Those types of incidents make up what most people consider workplace violence. In reality, the definition of workplace violence goes way beyond an acute event that happens Read More
A new survey of perpetrators of domestic violence makes it clear: store associates involved in abusive domestic relationships can’t leave their troubles at home.
One-third of abusers admit that they contacted their current or former partners during work to engage in arguments or emotionally abusive actions, according to the study conducted Read More
In June of this year, 24-year-old Randy Stair went to work at a grocery store in rural Tunkhannock, PA, for his scheduled event shift. For the first ninety minutes, according to police, he went about blocking the store’s exits with pallets and other items. Then, shortly before 1 a.m., he Read More