The National Crime Prevention Council says “a safe workplace is everybody’s business.”
You can learn how to keep yourself and your belongings safe by following advice from the Las Vegas workers’ comp lawyers at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez. Some of the best outcomes result when colleagues offer to work together to make workplace safety a shared goal, for the benefit of all.
Take basic but important precautions
- Keep your belongings – purse, wallet, keys, phone – with you or in a locked drawer or cabinet at all times.
- Check the identity of anyone trying to enter your building. A professional should always be willing to provide identification.
- If a visitor strikes you as suspicious, call your company’s security team. If you don’t have one, call a superior or at least a subordinate to help you.
- Don’t leave unknown visitors alone. Keep them within your line of vision (or ask a colleague to do so) at all times.
- Don’t work late alone in the office. A “buddy system” is a smart precaution, especially before navigating dark parking lots.
Check doors and locks, workers’ comp lawyers say
- All doors in your workplace should be solid, and outdoor doors should be constructed of hardened steel to resist bolt cutters, hammers, drills and blow-torches.
- Ensure frames and hinges are strong enough so they cannot be pried open.
- Ensure all doors contain high-security locks, which are your first line of defense against theft and burglary. If you find doors with only a locking knob, add a deadbolt for added security.
- Check windows to ensure they close fully and lock properly.
- Report problems with doors, windows and locks immediately so they can be repaired.
Safeguard common “weak links”
- Consider installing a video camera and even a panic button at the reception desk.
- Improve lighting in hallways, corridors and stairwells. Bright lighting can be a deterrent to crime at all times of the day.
- Ensure your mail room is accessible only to people who are authorized to be there. They are trained to recognize hazardous mail and suspicious packages.
Contact GGRM Law Firm, Las Vegas workers’ comp lawyers
Don’t let all your hard work be for naught; bring your observations and suggestions to the appropriate managers. If you’ve been injured at work due to a crime or safety concern and need the help of the most skilled Las Vegas workers’ comp lawyers, call GGRM Law Firm at 702-384-1616 for a free consultation. We, too, know “a safe workplace is everybody’s business” and want to ensure it becomes a reality for you.