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Every business has a duty to provide a safe work environment that protects employees, business operations, company property, and the security of customer and employee information. Companies should take the following steps to make their offices or workplaces more secure.
Preventing Workplace Violence
In addition to physical security concerns, employers also have to consider the potential for workplace violence and take appropriate steps to mitigate the risk. Along with their general duty to provide a safe workplace, a number of states have mandated requirements to implement workplace violence protection programs.
Among the common steps experts recommend:
While companies understandably devote considerable attention to protecting their IT systems and data, it’s also important to establish appropriate policies for printed documents and the information they contain.
Although some of the above tips may not be appropriate for your business, use them as a starting point to determine ways you can effectively provide security for your employees and your company.