Loss prevention executives have a responsibility to stay plugged into the threat-communication network, such as through a local joint terrorism task force and via contact with industry counterparts and law enforcement. Read More
Tag: safety training
Overseas travel, particularly business travel, can be seen as glamorous by the uninitiated. In reality, it can be fraught with risk. For those climbing Mount Everest, risk is part of the experience, but for the average business traveler, danger should not be part of the trip. Read More
Considering the tremendous diversity of retail settings, programs that promote safety in the workplace can be just as diverse. There is no universal safety program that is right for all retail organizations. Read More
For the third time, Sam’s Club has lost an appeal in a personal injury action that awarded a woman $1 million for injuries she sustained in a New Jersey store. Read More
A few years ago, Alisha Bromfield, a Home Depot employee, was strangled and killed by her supervisor while the two were traveling to a wedding together. Read More
The buy-in and support of all levels of management is vital to maintaining safety in the workplace and the success of our retail safety programs. First and foremost, company leadership must clearly demonstrate that the organization cares and is committed to the safety and well-being of our associates and customers. Read More
In the spring of 2017, a Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.
After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding Read More
Prior to 2012, Bloomingdale’s was doing what most retail organizations do when it comes to retail loss prevention training and safety education—relying on a number of standard approaches like posters, classroom training, huddles, and pre-shift morning rallies. But these approaches just weren’t working.
As I contemplated this situation, I realized we 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