Workplace Safety

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Are You Ready for the Next Wildfire or Hurricane? How Can You Tell?

For the third year running, a poll of the American public, on the subject of potential crisis events, shows it is most worried about natural disasters—by a wide margin.
social media crisis management

5 Tactics for Social Media Crisis Management

Warren Buffett has been quoted as saying, “It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it." In the digital age, social media has probably turned that five minutes into less than two minutes.
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The Retailer’s Guide to Handling Safety Issues in the Workplace

If employees feel they don’t have an audience to which they can report safety concerns, they may instead turn to safety enforcement agencies.

Retailers Warned to Plan for Panic

In November 2017, on Black Friday on Britain's busiest street, the "sound of gunfire and explosions" created a panic among Christmas shoppers convinced the city was under a terror attack. Dozens of people were hurt in the ensuing stampede.
active shooter protocol

Active Shooter Protocol for Stores

While schools, churches, hotels, and movie theaters have traditionally been the most targeted public establishments, large retail establishments face similar risk.
risk assessment training

Risk Assessment Training Scenarios That Actually Help with Preparedness

In one scenario, a simple slip escalated into a full health and safety investigation and a "mitigation of brand damage" exercise.

UK Retailers Beef Up Employees’ Ability to Help Combat Terrorism

A new counter-terrorism training program in the UK is proving popular with businesses, including retailers. More than 1,500 companies have signed up in an effort to boost protection from a terror attack.
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8 Reasons Why Smart Leaders Sometimes Engage in Unethical Behavior at Work

When I went to prison, I was scared—not an uncommon feeling. I knew exactly what I did that landed me in there—32 federal felony counts of bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering—but I didn't know why I did what I did.
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How to Make a Good Threat Assessment Better

A review of one recent mass shooting incident suggested some valuable questions that a retailer can ask to identify potential flaws in its procedures for handling potentially dangerous store associates.
violent crime prevention

Violent Crime Prevention: Innovations from Anti-Violence Summits

Leveraging the Loss Prevention Research Council's (LPRC's) five zones of influence framework, many retailers implement solutions at each layer of the zones to reduce opportunities or incentives for violence.

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