Over half of workers say their workplace is prepped for non-fire emergencies
February 06, 2018
Employers are failing to plan and communicate to workers critical safety emergency protocols, according to a new survey of 537 respondents from Rave Mobile Safety. The software firm found that while 87% of employees know of their workplace's fire safety policy and undergo fire drills, only 57% say the workplace has preparedness drills in place for other incidents, including cyber breaches, shootings and hazardous waste disposal.
The survey also revealed discrepancies between younger and older workers' perception of their employers' safety preparedness. For example, 53% of millennials said their workplace had no emergency plan or that they weren't aware of it, compared with only 34% of respondents age 45 and older who agreed.
Nearly half of respondents age 45 and older said they would report a situation in which a coworker's safety or their own was in question, while only 8% of millennials said they would do the same. Most workers are notified of emergencies in-office via intercoms, the survey revealed, but most prefer a text when working remote.
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