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The Nation’s Workplaces Are Getting Safer Overall—Just Not in Retail

In a year of otherwise encouraging safety injury data, the retail sector was called out for being the nation’s only industry to see an increase in the number of injuries in 2018. Retail sales personnel are the most injured.
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Retail Shootings and Workplace Violence Statistics Should Prompt Actions

Nothing will prevent workplace violence totally. But, for both employers and employees, taking basic precautions and being informed, alert, and aware will go a long way in minimizing its impact on the workforce. Check out these recommendations from experts.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Are Retailers’ Pandemic Preparedness Plans Ready?

With respect to the prospect of a deadly pandemic, whether it occurs in nature or from terrorists, most scientists suggest that we are living on a major fault line. They predict a big one is coming, but there is just no telling when. Will the coronavirus be the one?

Could Better Benchmarking Help Mitigate Liability for Retail Crime?

A convenience store must pay $1.1 million to a man shot by stray bullets outside its store after a Georgia appeals court affirmed the award, upholding the jury’s decision that the store was partially responsible for the man’s injuries.
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Then What? 7 Tips for Post-Incident Management

Retailers also need a post-incident management game plan for when the waters recede and the immediate threat is squelched. Is your retail organization ready for the “Then what?”
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4 Steps for a Swift and Effective Investigation of Sexual Harassment in Retail

As victims find their voices, behavior that may have remained buried in the past is now more likely to be the subject of complaints and forced into the light.

Your Active Shooter Training Is Less Effective Than You Think, Warn Researchers

A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.

Hidden in the Losses: Unsaleable, Damaged Goods

Is your inventory shrinking right before your eyes? You’re not alone. According to the National Retail Federation’s Security Survey of 63 retailers, conducted in...

Parking Lot Safety: 23 Ideas to Push Security to the Edge of the Shopping...

Holiday season crowds, a wrongful death lawsuit against a Dallas shopping mall, and a shooting at an Oklahoma Walmart are reminders of the danger that lurks in parking areas. A panel of security experts offers their best practices.

Protecting Domestic Violence Victims at Work: What’s Your Responsibility?

Failure to provide adequate security for victims of intimate partner violence can cause employers legal troubles. This checklist provides a range of possible security measures that retail organizations should consider for protecting employees who are the subjects of domestic violence.

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