Precision Notifcation Supports Workplace Safety
January 26, 2012
Author: Tim Means
Source: Violence Free Workplace blog
Everyone has a rightful expectation to be safe in the workplace. Even if the job has an element of danger – operating heavy machinery for example – providing a safe place in which to work is an obligation every employer must meet. This includes notifying employees of dangerous events from external sources such as severe weather conditions, or internal sources such as bomb threats.
New standards such as NFPA 72 and OSHA 1910.165 define how emergency communication systems should function in the workplace. Today, there are more tools for emergency notification that ever before. Yet, many corporations and employers are behind the times when it comes to getting the word out during a crisis. Try using the fire alarm to get people to shelter in place.
Read the rest on Carol Fredrickson's Violence Free Workplace blog