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Do your organization’s safety efforts measure up?


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Austin, TX — Three out of 4 workers aren’t satisfied with their employers’ safety efforts, results of a recent survey show.

Researchers at AlertMedia, a threat intelligence and emergency communication provider, surveyed a nationally representative group of nearly 2,100 U.S. adults who work full-time. Most of the workers (71%) said their organizations aren’t following through on safety promises, and 65% suggested their employers aren’t doing enough to improve safety training.

Nearly half (46%) of the workers indicated that safety is a factor they consider when determining whether they’ll stay with their organizations.

Other results:

  • 84% of the workers think their employers could better prepare them and their co-workers for emergencies.
  • 40% believe safety training should be “mandatory and regular.”
  • 40% would feel unsafe at work if their employer didn’t notify them about a safety incident.

“Ensuring employees feel safe and valued at work will require better training, more effective communication about safety plans and policies, and plenty of consistency and transparency about how safety incidents are being handled across the organization,” a report detailing the survey findings states.

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