The other night while watching the riots in the business district of Charlotte NC I began to wonder about what would happen the next day. Were the employers going to have work as usual, or would they have to delay their people so they could assess any damage first. How would the employees be notified? More importantly, if this had started earlier in the day what type of communication protocol did they have in place to get information to their employees? When putting together your different emergency plans don’t forget to spend some time on planning how you will communicate with your employees. Everything starts with communication!
Another company, another incidence of workplace violence. Although it is impossible to predict if/when workplace violence will occur, it is possible to start paying more attention to warning signs and most importantly to have an emergency plan. This article from earlier in the year is a great example. Do you have a plan in place for your employees?