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Workplace Investigations

Workplace Accident Investigations

When an accident occurs in a workplace, it’s vital that an employer protects themselves by retaining an investigative agency that is a third party to conduct a thorough workplace investigation.  An inaccurate or incomplete investigation can greatly increase your potential liability as an employer.  When an accident does occur in the workplace, it is vital to have this investigation started immediately, generally within 24-48 hours after the time of accident. 

The Investigative agency that your company selects should not only understand OSHA compliance issues but also knows how to properly conduct a workplace investigation including taking in depth interview with witnesses, taking photographs and securing evidence.  Shelton Investigations has investigators with many years of experience in conducting various types of workplace accident investigations and interviews. 

Work Place Theft Investigations

According to the United States Chamber of Commerce, employee theft costs businesses approximately $40 billion annually and increases by 15% every year.  At one point or another, every employer will experience some form of theft in the workplace.  Often times companies rarely investigate theft unless it is blatant, then once reported to local police any covert investigation could be compromised.

Shelton Investigations can offer discreet and private investigations that only the employer is aware of to determine if there is actually theft taking place.  There are different types of techniques and services we can offer including undercover investigations and covert surveillance including cameras that may be used depending on the situation. 

Each business or corporation is different but here are some red flags if you see or recognize any of the following:

  • a suspected employee has excess cash
  • a suspected employee has new clothing or jewelry.
  • a suspected employee is driving a new vehicle. 
  • close relationships with delivery/truck drivers or outside vendors.
  • security guard employees generally have a lot of access after hours.
  • identify if any employee vehicles are parked near doors or docks near exit areas.
  • shipping/receiving areas should be monitored.
  • employees placing items near trash disposal sites
  • missing materials that could be taken to recycling facilities
  • monitor local pawnshops if work items are coming up missing. 

Workplace Violence

Violence in the workplace is a serious issue regarding safety and health.  Homicide is the 3rd leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the US.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 639 workplace homicides in the US out of 8,786 fatal work injuries. 
According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, about 2 million assaults and threats of violence against employees occur each year in the workplace. 

Crimes in the workplace:

  • 396,000 aggravated assaults
  • 51,000 rapes/sexual assaults
  • 84,000 robberies
  • 1,000 homicides

Employers who fail to take the proper measures to avoid workplace violence,  open the door for lawsuits by the employee or families.  The average out of court settlement is over $500,000.00 and juries all across the US are awarding multi-million dollar judgments to victims and their families of workplace violence.


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