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A question of safety

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter and feature analysis from Lance Haun, vice president of outreach for MeritBuilder, the main guy over at and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board, on this blog.

Last week’s poll question: With a rash of workplace shootings recently, do you feel your company’s safety policies effectively protect employees in instances of possible workplace violence?

  • No, we need new safety policies. 34%
  • Maybe, they could use some work but we do have them. 29%
  • Yes, they do the job. 23%
  • I’m not sure. 15%

“Only one in five people surveyed think their companies have adequate safety policies in place to avoid workplace violence. I wish I could say that number surprised me. Many companies say ‘safety first’ but when it comes down to it, safety policies are often reactive or inadequate.” –Lance Haun

Sorry. No data so far.