Workplace Safety

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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Retailers and Employment Drug Testing: Legal Rulings, Trends, and Budget-Friendly Prevention

Employment drug testing clearly correlates with lower rates of workplace drug use, but not every retailer wants to bear the cost of drug testing or thinks it is a good fit for the company culture. However, health experts suggest that all companies can employ cost-friendly security ideas to keep a lid on workplace drug use.

Time to Dust off Your Virus Outbreak Preparedness Plan?

As a business risk, it’s probably hard for a retailer to think it makes sense to embark on a major pandemic planning initiative given perceived more pressing business issues. Still, security leaders shouldn’t let a lack of attention prevent an annual program review of its readiness. But what might such LP department preparations include?

A Retailer’s Response to Protests Could Impact Its Reputation: An Analysis of Security Mistakes

Retailers are often faced with protests by striking workers or picketing consumers that can lead to potentially damaging publicity. An analysis of security mistakes by retailers provides a number of useful ideas for both corporate and store-level employees for mitigating damaging fallout from protests.

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