The Insider has published numerous articles on serious incidents in the workplace, often centered around a shooting or someone getting stabbed or assaulted. Those types of incidents make up what most people consider workplace violence. In reality, the definition of workplace violence goes way beyond an acute event that happens Read More
Tag: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The practice of American shoppers looking for a deal on the Friday after Thanksgiving has evolved into a four-day retail event ending with Cyber Monday. This shopping bonanza leading off the holiday shopping season has implications for workers who may have long workdays and expanded work schedules. This season offers Read More
By Frank Devlin
Once, a distribution center supervisor told me about their former logistics loss prevention manager. During management meetings, this fellow took great pride in informing the management team of his dedication and skills for discouraging potential warehouse theft perpetrators.
He would recall the days when he hid in a dumpster during the Read More
When comparing the risk management and loss prevention disciplines, it is important to recognize that the two functions share many common missions. They both manage risk, they both try to minimize losses to the company, and they both need to assess the cost of a loss control solution versus the benefit it Read More
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Workplace violence incidents have tripled in the last decade, and it’s now the fastest-growing category of murder in the US. It’s also the second leading cause of death for women in the workplace according to 2014 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In fact, the rates of murder and Read More
Every retail operation is a complicated web of activity. There is always something happening as minds, machines, individuals, and technologies are all expected to work together as the controlled chaos of the retail enterprise marches forward. To keep it all running smoothly, there are fundamental practices that we all must Read More
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any physical assault, threatening behavior or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace.” A workplace can be a location, either permanent or temporary, where an employee performs any work-related duty. This includes, but is not limited to, the buildings and Read More
Retailers should brace themselves for some important developments that are likely to arrive in 2016. Changes are taking place that can have a significant impact on retail safety programs and the potential penalties for safety violations in retail stores and other workplace facilities.
Recent developments would suggest that the Occupational Safety Read More
Many experts agree that “past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.” For this reason if for no other, companies should be keenly interested in an applicant’s background. At many companies this is one of the stated reasons for instituting an employment screening process.
However, there are other reasons why Read More