Workplace Safety: Common Trouble Locations
Reception Area: Crime prevention can be as easy as locking the front door.
Stairwells and Out of the Way Corridors: Well lit corridors and stairways provide safer passage. Don't use the stairs alone. Let someone know you are taking the stairs.
Elevators: Trust your instincts. Don't get into an elevator with people who look out of place or behave in a strange or threatening manner. If you feel nervous when you are with a person in an elevator, get off as soon as possible.
Restrooms: Attackers can hide in stalls and corners. Make sure restrooms are locked and only employees have keys. Be cautious of restrooms that are isolated or poorly lit.
After Hours: Don't work late alone. Create a buddy system when walking to the parking lot or public transportation, ask security to escort you.
Parking Lots or Garages: Choose a well-lit, well-guarded parking garage. Always lock your car and roll the windows up all the way. If you notice any stranger hanging around, notify security or the police. When you approach your car, have the key ready. Check the floor and front and back seats before getting in. Lock your car as soon as you get in, even before buckling up.