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Workplace Security: Federal

Workplace Security requirements by state

Author: Leanne Coffman


  • Security measures must be thorough in content and encompass a broad range of events. Careful investigation of potential threats, planned management and widespread organization commitment are required to avoid negative outcomes and prevent losses. See The Importance and Evolving Nature of Business Security.
  • Addressing workplace security requires administrative, procedural and physical strategies to protect employer property, both tangible and intangible, from threats. See Securing Employer Property.

  • Every organization must address the threat of unauthorized individuals accessing confidential employer information, either dishonestly or unintentionally. See Securing Electronic Devices.
  • Controlling illegal behavior and creating a strong security system in the workplace is vital, as violent acts against workers represent a leading problem for many companies. See Securing Employees.
  • Under various requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the employer must create an emergency action plan to facilitate an organized response during foreseeable crisis events.  See Emergency Plans and Emergency Closings.