Employers in the U.S. have a legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace for workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to “provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.”
When the unexpected occurs, crisis management and disaster planning can make all the difference in maintaining smooth business operations. Disaster and business continuity planning is common in IT circles where most businesses take at least some steps to ensure they will be able to continue operating if their primary IT systems stop working due to outages, hacks, mistakes, inclement weather, and more.
HR risks can be some of the most dangerous, with repercussions like penalties for non-compliance with regulation, exposure to litigation from clients or customers, loss of productivity by your workforce.