If you own or manage a business and are wondering what you could do to keep your workplace safe for employees, customers, business partners, and visitors, there are relatively easy and cost effective steps you could take to do so. Not every business needs a fenced in property with motion sensing cameras and armed guards to be safe and secure. Here are 5 steps you could take to ensure a safe workplace:
Check before you hire
The most important preventative measure is to not hire people who have a history of violence or who are prone to violent behavior. For a relatively small fee, businesses can conduct criminal background checks on potential employees or vendors through state and local police departments or by using background investigation services. Most background services could also check names through sexual offender databases. Further, past employers and references could give a better picture of the person’s demeanor and behavior.