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Whistling in the dark: How safe are we at work?

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Other signs that all might not be well at work




Almost everyone who responded to a recent poll said they believe their workplace is safe, but is that confidence well founded? Maybe not, considering the problems uncovered in the same survey.

More than nine out of 10 workers (93%) told Harris pollsters that their office is a secure place to work. Yet only 37% said there is a security guard on duty and 22% said they are unsure how they would protect themselves in the event of a workplace emergency that posed a physical threat.

Find advice on HR’s role in making sure your workplace is prepared for an emergency, as well as links to official government resources, at www.theHRSpecialist.com/emergencyprep.



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