How to Increase Workplace Safety

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As an employer, it’s your job to make sure the work environment is as safe as possible.

As the owner of a company, it is your job to ensure workplace safety for your employees. If you have hired dangerous individuals, it can increase workplace violence. A violent workplace can result in decreased productivity, legal expenses, and a tarnished reputation. To avoid all of this, it’s a good idea to nip workplace violence in the bud by hiring the right employees.

Interview References

Interviewing references will be the most revealing way to indicate if a hiring candidate will have unsafe behavior in the workplace. Past behavior tend to be indicative of future behavior; therefore, if a former employer warns you that the hiring candidate does not have a good safety record in the workplace, due to either violence or negligence, then it is best to reconsider hiring the candidate in order to maintain workplace safety.

Criminal Background Check

While many people who have spent time in jail prove to be excellent employees, there are still others who prove to be unsafe in the workplace. Many hiring candidates who have served jail time will deliberately change certain dates on their resumes to hide the fact that they spent time in jail. This kind of secretive behavior may indicate that the candidate will continue to break the rules after being hired. Should a criminal background check reveal jail time that you were not informed of by the candidate, then you may want to reconsider hiring the candidate so that you can maintain workplace safety.

Credit Check

Conducting a pre-hire credit check can be an indicator of a candidate’s responsibility. If they have bad credit, meaning that they most likely consistently fail to pay debts, it may be an indication that they are not suited for the position, especially if it involves handling or managing money. You can decrease the risk of employee embezzlement by first conducting a credit check before hiring.


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