What is Duty of Care in the Workplace?
Duty of care means recognizing that your company has a legal and moral obligation to keep its employees, customers, contractors, and shareholders safe while at the workplace or conducting business. This includes implementing policies and systems that continually evaluate and mitigate people-based risks or events. Under OSHA, the business owner can be held liable for not providing a safe and healthy workplace. And the EEOC enforces federal anti-discrimination laws with heavy penalties.
Engaged Productive Workforce
Real-time Continuous Evaluation
Automated Alerts from Multiple Sources
Automated Investigation Workflow
Reporting & Analytics
EEOC & FCRA Compliance
Workplace Safety Problems
There has been a spike in workplace violence. Mass shootings are on the rise. Distracted workers cause accidents and make mistakes. Bullying, harassment, and discrimination are toxic material liabilities. Disgruntled or stressed individuals can become insider threats. Employees exhibit concerning behavior before the breaking point. One time or annual background checks are expensive and do not close the real-time information gaps that compromise workplace safety. Employees or contractors may be participating in activities, breaking policies, or demonstrating behavior that exposes an organization to substantial risk.
Organizations Have a Duty of Care to Provide a Safe & Secure Environment
63% of employees are aware of bullying.
48% of employees experience workplace violence.
2% of workforce is arrested each year.
392 US workplace homicide victims in 2020.
225 US mass shootings through May 2023.
15% of workplace deaths are due to intentional injury.
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The ClearForce Solution – Resolve™ Continuous Evaluation
It’s clear there is a need to improve workplace safety. The solution is Resolve™ for continuous evaluation of real-time, event-based alerts of criminal activity, internal incidents, social media indicators, and financial warning signs. It analyzes pressure and stress, policy violations, and risk activity across internal and external data sources. Key stakeholders are unified in a compliant platform to support investigation, deterrence, and mitigation. A proactive workplace safety approach creates an environment where individuals want to work.