Numerous studies have found a direct correlation between available cash at a business and the likelihood of robbery. Reducing the amount of money available to robbers is the best prevention strategy. In addition, by reducing the likelihood of robbery, the possibility of injuries and fatalities to employees and customers is reduced.
Retail establishments are particularly vulnerable to robbery. To assist businesses in implementing a robbery prevention program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in its Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs for Night Retail Establishments, has developed a set of questions that can be used to assess a business’ robbery exposure.
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