Tag: workplace violence


Closing a Retail Store: Loss Prevention’s Role

Closing a Retail Store: Loss Prevention’s Role

In recent years, senior loss prevention executives throughout retail have had to come to grips with a different type of promotional sale events—the all-too-frequent store-closing sale.

It is no longer a rarity that LP managers are called upon to design and implement shrink-control programs that protect inventories throughout the process of closing a retail store.   Read More


A Security Lawsuit Is a Legal Landmine

A Security Lawsuit Is a Legal Landmine

Nine seconds after three armed men entered a convenience store in Rochester, NY, one of them shot security guard Brian Brown in the face. “Thirty-six pellets went into my eye, the rest went into my head,” he told local WHAM 13 News. “They’re still in there.”

Naturally, a lawsuit against the   Read More


The Real Danger of Workplace Harassment

The Real Danger of Workplace Harassment

The United States may have had a brief Kumbaya moment when it elected its first black President, but that now seems in the distant past.

Today, troublesome signs of conflict and workplace harassment abound. Anti-immigration rhetoric is running strong; the number of reported assault crimes against Muslims has spiked to numbers   Read More


The Key to Resolving Workplace Anger

The Key to Resolving Workplace Anger

When thinking about workplace anger, many people think immediately of infamous workplace shootings with terrible casualties. The devastation of these violent tragedies includes loss of life, serious injury, and incredible psychological trauma, as well as considerable property damage. Actual workplace violence is the most extreme, the most costly, and perhaps   Read More


Loss Prevention Issues in Recent Research

Loss Prevention Issues in Recent Research

Academics who examine crime and security-related issues aren’t always seeking practical solutions, but some recent research studies have pragmatic applications and impart some actionable advice on relevant loss prevention issues. Below are questions that researchers have recently looked at and what loss prevention should know about what they found.

1. Does   Read More


Is Workplace Harassment on the Rise?

Is Workplace Harassment on the Rise?

In the aftermath of the last holiday shopping season, brawls erupted in shopping malls across the country. Cell phone videos captured chaotic, frightening scenes that went viral and earned repeated play on television. The images may have solidified a burgeoning impression that many people hold—that the boundary between acceptable and   Read More


The Top 10 Retail Workplace Hazards

The Top 10 Retail Workplace Hazards

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 hazards that are most likely to impact safety, you will be better prepared to control or eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage, and   Read More