Almost all workers—94%—say they feel safe at work, but 23% aren’t sure they would know what to do if they faced a physically dangerous emergency. That’s what the Harris Poll found this spring when it surveyed more than 3,000 workers from a cross-section of industries.
When asked about their feelings of security regarding specific threats, 30% said they do not feel their workplace is well-protected against a physical threat from another person. The same feel said their workplace is not well-protected against a digital hacking threat.
Most workers (85%) feel their workplace is well-protected in case of a fire, flood or other disaster, and 83% feel protected from weather-related threats.
However, this confidence may just be whistling in the dark. Many employees doubt that their employers have concrete plans to deal with a variety of emergency situations.
Emergency planning: What workers worry about
My employer lacks an emergency plan in case of …
Physical attack 40%
Technology security breach 40%
Severe weather 26%
Source: Harris Poll, June 2015