November 30, 2016

When workplace violence strikes, it can not only be costly to the company but it can demoralize employees.

It’s estimated between 1.5 and 2 million workplace violence incidents occur annually, with over 1.6 million victims. Keep in mind, these stats are often under reported by as much as 50 percent.

Additionally, workplace violence costs American businesses billions of dollars annually and result in decreased productivity, increased insurance premiums, expensive litigation costs, bad publicity and lost business.

That’s why many businesses are turning to prevention to help mitigate these impacts and provide a safe, productive work environment.

LiveSafe’s mobile safety communications platform puts in place an easy-to-use tool for employees to report incidents to safety officials before they occur and identify potential “troubled” employees.

Breaking down these barriers between employees and security officials leads to a safer workplace because employees feel empowered to do something when they see something.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says workers have a right to a safe workplace, and the law requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthful workplace.

Tools like LiveSafe help executives and companies adhere to their duty of care obligation to fulfill these requirements.

To learn more about how smartphones and collaboration have redefined the standard of duty of care, download our latest white paper.

* Nahrgang, Jennifer D., Frederick P. Morgeson, and David A. Hofmann. “Safety at work: a meta-analytic investigation of the link between job demands, job resources, burnout, engagement, and safety outcomes.” Journal of Applied Psychology 96.1 (2011): 71.

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