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When Lone Workers Should Flee Danger

By | Safety and Security

Some professions are filled with unsung heroes, women and men who are on the front lines and in the trenches day in and day out. These roles often demand that workers venture out on their own into dangerous neighborhoods and environments.

Employers are essentially asking their people to confront the possibility of harm with bravery and resolve. But there comes a time when a lone worker has to prioritize their own safety over the demands of the job. Read More

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How a Lone Worker Safety Program Can Benefit Your Organization

By | Safety and Security

Employee safety is a top concern for any organization. Employers have a duty of care obligation to keep their people safe, and employees need peace of mind that their organization is not going to put them in harm’s way.

For lone workers, the level of safety they feel has a direct impact on the likelihood they’ll stay with their current employer. According to HR firm Businessolver, 90% of employees are more likely to remain with a company that empathizes with their needs. Read More

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Prioritizing Caseworker Safety: Interview with an Expert

By | Safety and Security

When most of us think about going to work, we think of desks and coffee machines and copiers. However, for many lone workers (especially social workers) the workplace looks much different. Every day, social workers in the field knock on strangers’ doors and walk into unfamiliar homes without knowing what’s inside. Just by doing their jobs, they’re putting themselves at risk on a daily basis. For this reason, organizations with lone workers across the country are looking for ways to keep them safe and connected. Read More

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How Smartphones Can Save Lives

By | Safety and Security

In the event of an emergency, businesses need a quick and reliable way to notify their people and keep them safe. Whether your workers are disconnected from a physical office or you need to keep them informed during a critical incident, smartphones can help ensure employee safety.

Workers are rarely away from their phones, which transforms an everyday device into a life-saving tool. Every business could benefit from adopting an emergency notification system, regardless of whether their employees are in the office or out in the field. Read More

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Active Shooter Preparedness: 5 Steps Every Business Can Take

By | Safety and Security

Rapid notification of a threat can save lives by keeping people out of harm’s way.
­– U.S. Department of Justice

 

It’s a scenario no business wants to think about: an active shooter or violent offender on the premises. From 2000 to 2017, there were 250 active shooter incidents in the United States. These horrific acts of violence took place across industries and geographic locations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016 alone saw 500 workplace homicides in the U.S. Read More

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How Lone Worker Safety Monitoring Can Transform Your Organization

By | Safety and Security

If your organization employs lone workers, we likely don’t need to tell you why lone worker safety is important. You probably have stories of your own. Working alone brings with it unique risks–so it’s critical that you implement safety measures to mitigate these risks. For most organizations, the first step will be implementing a lone worker safety app. But what capabilities should you be looking for in this app? By far, the most important is lone worker safety monitoring. The most dangerous part of any lone worker’s job is precisely that: they are aloneLone worker safety monitoring ensures that even though your lone workers are unaccompanied, they are never truly alone.

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How to Prevent the Top 10 OSHA Violations

By | Safety and Security

Safety is the first priority for any company that seeks to protect employees and customers. Knowing the hazards that exist in workplace offices, equipment, and machinery is the first step toward preventing injury or even death.

The Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) publishes a list of its most frequently cited violations in the workplace. By examining this list, employers can analyze the dangers inherent in their workplaces and plan to avoid them. Read More

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How to Mitigate Workplace Violence

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

No business owner wants to think about a violent event happening at their workplace, but each year, more than 2 million American employees report having been a victim of various types of workplace violence. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 409 workers were fatally injured in work-related attacks in 2014. To put that into perspective, that’s about 16 percent of the 4,821 workplace fatalities from the same year. Read More

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5 Tips for Improved Productivity This Winter

By | Safety and Security

We like to think of the winter scenes we may see on a holiday card–peaceful, joyful, beautiful, and full of cheer. While this may be partly true, it’s more likely to be chaotic, with a few Grinches sprinkled in for good measure. And when it comes to work productivity during the winter months, it can be an even bleaker scene. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips to improve your productivity this winter season.

Winter storms have a history of wreaking havoc on the economy. After a 2015 New England winter storm, economists calculated the hit to the economic output was a staggering $1.25 billion. Most of that productivity loss if from workers simply not being able to get to work due to poor road conditions. Of course, they’ll eventually make up the work. But if you don’t have the right plan in place, it can take much longer to get your feet back under you. Read More