Courts say your company has a responsibility to keep workers and customers safe from dangers that it can "reasonably anticipate." With nearly 2 million assaults and threats of violence each year at American workplaces, that's a big responsibility.
Again this year, corporate security professionals at Fortune 1000 firms rankedas their number one security concern, far above issues like Internet security or employee theft, according to a Pinkerton survey. Nearly a third of these big firms say violent incidents in their companies have increased.
Homicides are now the number two cause of work-related fatalities, second only to traffic accidents. Outsiders are responsible for more than two-thirds of workplace homicides, followed by co-workers and former co-workers (15 percent), acquaintances (7 percent) and relatives (4 percent).
Protection from outsiders
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