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Employees who handle money, prescription drugs, or other valuables are at risk of violence. Workplaces at risk include:
For general information about working alone (such as check-in procedure and assessment strategies), please see the OSH Answers document on Working Alone - General.
These steps can help to minimize the risk of violence or robbery.
Have a cash control policy in effect.
Training and education are essential. Training can include:
Information adapted from:
Alberta Human Resources and Employment Working Alone Safely: A Guide for Employers and Employees (2000) and CCOHS Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide