Employers must do what they reasonably can to ensure a safe and secure work environment. However, it is also the responsibility of every employee to be vigilant about security. This course covers ways employees can help reduce risks associated with physical security. It presents guidelines for controlling access to work areas and describes how to keep laptops, mobile devices, and other equipment secure, avoiding potential theft of such items. The course also covers general practices for ensuring physical safety, particularly for those who work alone.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor & Employment Law Group of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
Reducing Physical Security Risks
- recognize ways to help control access to the building or site where you work
- identify physical security vulnerabilities in relation to computers, laptops, mobile devices, and other work equipment and assets
- recognize appropriate actions to take during an emergency
- take precautions to stay physically safe in situations where you may be vulnerable