Most Employees Not Satisfied With Workplace Safety & Security Efforts
Most employees (71%) don’t think their employers are following through on safety promises, and 65% believe their employers are not making an active effort to improve safety training, according to a new report. The second annual State of Employee Safety Report, published by threat intelligence and emergency communication provider AlertMedia, details employees’ perceptions of safety in the workplace.
Nearly half (49%) of today’s workforce believes that the world is more dangerous today than it was a few years ago: Data shows crises from severe weather to mass shootings, fuel scarcity, insecurity to civil unrest are increasing in frequency and intensity.
“Employees everywhere have experienced multiple crises over the past few years that have altered their view of the world and their perceptions of safety outside of the comfort of their homes,” said Christopher Kenessey, CEO at AlertMedia. “These events impact how employees show up to work daily, and we’re seeing a growing desire among workers for employers to implement a more integrated and hands-on approach to ensuring their safety, regardless of whether they’re working in the office, from home, in the field, or while traveling for business.”
“These events impact how employees show up to work daily, and we’re seeing a growing desire among workers for employers to implement a more integrated and hands-on approach to ensuring their safety, regardless of whether they’re working in the office, from home, in the field, or while traveling for business.”
— Christopher Kenessey, AlertMedia
Employee Perceptions of Employers’ Safety Efforts: Today, 84% of employees believe that their organization has the means to help them feel more prepared for any emergency; however, 75% of employees say current safety efforts have not been very effective. Furthermore, nearly half (46%) of employees said their employer’s ability to demonstrate a genuine care about their safety is a major factor when assessing whether to stay with their organization long-term.
According to Kolawole Dada Managing Partner at Solid Rock Group ” let's keep it very simple and go back to the basics at the work place. From using tools, equipment and machinery properly, report any unsafe conditions ,Wear all necessary safety gear, keep your workplace clear from clutter, stay hydrated, practice good posture when sitting or lifting, take regular breaks and be aware of your surroundings are all tips we can put in place at our work place to enhance safety and security” He further adds ” Our info tech team and consultant team can help you achieve and implement adequate safety and security measures at your work place and business ”
The report also includes actionable advice for employers to better demonstrate their commitment to employees’ safety and well-being, including best practices for emergency communication, safety training, and reporting workplace incidents.
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