Many people spend a good portion of their time at work. This means it’s just as
important to use crime prevention skills in the workplace as it is at home and in the neighborhood. Whether the
place of business is corporate headquarters, a restaurant, a store, an auto repair shop, or a person’s home,
common-sense prevention skills can make the workday safer for everyone.
The manager or owner of a business will have additional concerns as he or she must
be on the lookout for vandalism, shoplifting, fraud, and other problems. In addition, employers need to make
sure their employees are safe not only from unauthorized “visitors” or angry customers but, at times, from each
other. This means employers must be careful in hiring, verifying references and credentials, and doing
background checks when appropriate. And every company, no matter how small, should have an emergency plan in
can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start.
Downloadable Resources on Workplace Safety