Workplace Safety

Cluttered Aisles May Lift Sales, But Definitely Cause Injuries, Lawsuits, and Shrink

A recent class-action lawsuit accuses a major US retailer with purposely cluttering aisles to increase sales. That may or may not be true. Research does show that poor housekeeping invites theft and increases injuries to store employees and customers.

Managing Disruptive Behaviors in Retail in Response to COVID-19

Addressing disruptive customer behavior and de-escalation training efforts have become a topic of great interest to retailers amidst growing concern over the challenges and opportunities for safety in retail stores, especially in light of our current circumstances. Here are some tips for your employees.

Download this COVID-19 Safety Advice and Tips Infographic

LPM is providing this one-page infographic with basic information about recognizing the symptoms of the COVID-19, ways to prevent infection, and what to do should someone become infected. Download it for free to share with your team.

Workplace Violence Is Broken Down into 4 Categories

OSHA estimates that about 2 million workers report violent workplace incidents each year. The actual number of incidents is thought to be much higher as many events probably do not get reported. Here are some best practices all employers should do to help protect workers.

Store Violence: How Focus Groups Can Generate Solutions, Build Support, and Demonstrate Concern

A national quick service restaurant has become the subject of a class action that alleges it failed to take steps to prevent customer-facing staff...

The Coronavirus and Its Predictable Future for Retail

A new study indicated that the coronavirus could impact over 5 million businesses worldwide. Eighty-seven percent of USA companies with operations in China expect the outbreak to negatively impact revenue. Of that number, 24% expect declines of 16% or more. The impact on retail could be significant.

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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Promoting a culture of honesty requires implementing a strong employee theft policy and internal awareness program.

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Read this report to discover the history of retail security and get a glimpse at the rapidly evolving loss prevention profession.

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This report shows how CCTV/video and alarm systems can enhance the safety and security of retail locations.