Providing Safety from Gun Violence
1. Describe a situation where an employee with a gun could make a workplace safer. Then describe a situation where allowing an employee to have a gun could pose a safety risk.
In a case where a robbery occurs in a bank and suddenly everyone is locked inside, the security personnel who is carrying a gun may use it to stop the robbery and protect the bank and the lives of other people locked inside the bank. This is an emergency use of a weapon for a good purpose and as per the job.
The situation when using the weapon may be unsafe when an employee who is not the security personnel is allowed with a gun in the office. The situation is a significant threat as this might be against the policy of the company, and it can create an unsafe environment for the rest of the employees. If the employee suddenly breaks out in a fight with the other employee and starts using the gun, it may lead to bad consequences.
There may be a situation where an employee uses a weapon for good. For instance, when an employee such as security personnel saves the bank is a case of a robbery because they had a gun.
In another situation, an employee's weapon may become unsafe for others. For instance, when an employee who is not the security personnel carries a gun in the office and uses it.
The following ideas may help in reducing violence and ensure safety at the workplace:
Before hiring the employees for any job role in the organization. The employer should make background verification of the employee. This will help to know whether an employee has ever indulged in any wrong deeds or not.
The employers might keep a tight security check such as cameras, security guards, and so on. This will help the organization to keep track of any mishappening, which might have taken place and help in timely actions.
The case discusses the various steps that can be taken for the level of security at the workplace.
The steps that might be taken by an individual are as follows:
The background of the employees should be checked to ensure no individual from a criminal background is hired.
The individual might keep a security check at the workplace so that any mishappening can be prevented.