Workplace Crime Prevention
Is your office secure?
Do you have an easy-to-use phone system with emergency buttons, sign-in policies for visitors, panic buttons, safe rooms, security guards (if necessary), office access controls, good lighting, and safety training?
Would you recognize potentially violent employees?
Signs include: depression, frequent absences, talking in a louder-than-normal voice, being startled easily, increased irritability, impatience, and concentration and memory problems.
Are you encouraged to report unusual or worrisome behavior?
There should be a clear written policy which spells out procedures in case of violence and sanctions for violators. Be familiar with your company's policy and know to whom a report of unusual behavior should be directed.