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Loss prevention executives may want to review these steps for a retail store safety checklist to see if any actions that other companies have found helpful might prevent their next injury—and perhaps a million-dollar jury award.
f our leadership demonstrates their belief in and commitment to a formal company safety policy, that commitment will cascade throughout the organization.
In the court case that followed a robbery carried out by a sixteen-year-old in 2015, where a female lone worker was threatened with a hammer, police commented, "It was a terrifying experience for the member of staff, who was the only person in the store at the time, and she has not worked since."
If employees feel they don’t have an audience to which they can report safety concerns, they may instead turn to safety enforcement agencies.
From injury prevention to shoplifter apprehension risks, from facial recognition technology drawbacks to the operational implementation of omni-channel, the latest issue of LPM Online gives you the information you need to become a better industry pro.
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.
A fortunate trend stemming from unfortunate roots is a movement for companies to get ahead of the curve of active threat response.
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.
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.
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.