IDENTIFICATION CARDS HELP PREVENT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
Workplace and employee security remains a top concern for employers this year. High
profile workplace violence cases have caught the attention of employers and employees
across the country. These recent events have reiterated the fact that employers
need to take preventative measures to keep employees safe at work.
Employees who feel safe and secure at work are more engaged, more productive and
are more likely to stay at a company. To maintain a safe work environment, it's
important to conduct regular safety reviews. Review your security policies and procedures.
Take the time to give employees additional training or communication on your organization's
security plan. And update your plans to include workplace violence prevention and
Building access and employee identification is an important part of a comprehensive
safety policy. Employee identification badges give employees access to the building
and provide visual affirmation that an employee belongs in the building. Be sure
to keep your employee ID badges up to date, and create a design with enhanced security features to prevent
Employers Can Minimize Risk of Workplace Violence
Although workplace violence seems like a distant reality for many employers, the
FBI estimates that one million people are exposed to some workplace violence each
year. Employers are required by federal law to provide a safe working environment
for employees, and identification plays an important role. Conduct a security audit
of your facilities and consider implementing or improving access control and employee
identification. To conduct your own workplace security audit, follow IDville's checklist
available on our website.
Student Identification Card Stickers Not Reliable for Security, Yale University
Yale Daily News
Following the murder of Yale University graduate student Annie Le in September 2009,
Yale officials have made several security policy changes. One of those changes has
involved student identification cards. Previously, students placed a time sensitive
sticker on their ID cards,
which were checked visually. University officials decided to discontinue the use
of stickers for identification as they can easily be misplaced or transferred to
different cards. The University has replaced visual identification card checks with
electronic scans. Each scan can be checked against a central database, improving
security across campus.
Workplace Violence: Issues in Response
Violence prevention strategies and example policies are included in the FBI's report
on workplace violence. The agency recommends organizations create a proactive plan
that will help identify and diffuse potentially problem situations peacefully.