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Stop violence with strong policy, calm approach

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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 ranked workplace violence as 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

Several factors can heighten your company's ...(register to read more)

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