Do Workers Have a False Sense of Security? New CareerBuilder Survey Looks at Security in the Workplace

From “Do Workers Have a False Sense of Security? New CareerBuilder Survey Looks at Security in the Workplace”
PR Newswire (04/14/16) Published by ASIS

Ninety-three percent of workers say their office is a secure place to work, according to a survey of more than 3,000 respondents by CareerBuilder. However, their sense of security may be misguided. Thirty-seven percent of workers say they have a security guard at their workplace, and 22% are unsure of how they would protect themselves in the case of an emergency in their office that poses a physical threat. Seventeen percent of workers say their workplaces are not well-protected in case of a fire, flood, or other disaster, and 22% say they do not believe their companies have emergency plans in place should such events occur. Thirty-one percent of workers say their workplace is not well-protected from a physical threat from another person, and 31% say their workplaces are not well-protected from digital hacking threats.

Author: Gregory Schmidt, PSP, CHPA-I

Gregory M. Schmidt, CPP, PSP, CHSS of Eagle/ Trident Security is board certified in Security Management, Physical Security, and Healthcare Security supervision. He has over thirty years of experience developing dynamic security programs, plans and policies for businesses in Indiana, Kansas and Florida. His conversation-style personal safety seminars are highly regarded and always in demand. Mr. Schmidt is a member of ASIS International, the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.