Workplace violence still big concern

A survey by Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations finds that workplace violence remains the top security concern among Fortune 1000 companies, though terrorism worries are now much higher on corporate America's radar screen. Pinkerton's ninth annual security survey notes that terrorism has leapt from the number 17 concern to number three, while business interruption/disaster recovery climbed from

A survey by Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations finds that workplace violence remains the top security concern among Fortune 1000 companies, though terrorism worries are now much higher on corporate America's radar screen.

Pinkerton's ninth annual security survey notes that terrorism has leapt from the number 17 concern to number three, while business interruption/disaster recovery climbed from number five to number two. The survey says that workplace violence is the number-one security concern facing American business for the fourth straight year. Pinkerton said workplace violence results in $36 billion in related costs annually and thousands of injuries each year.

"The continued and imminent threat of terrorism and the lessons learned from September 11 are the primary reasons business interruption and terrorism are of almost as great a concern as workplace violence this year," said Pinkerton chairman & CEO Don Walker. "We think that they will continue to be two of the highest-priority concerns for the foreseeable future."

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