Small companies often find it difficult to ensure workplace safety because they lack the financial resources of larger corporations. While larger companies can run employee background checks and provide employee assistance programs, smaller companies are often not able to afford these safety precautions. Experts suggest that small business train mangers to recognize the warning signs of violence. Making the issue even more complex are concerns over employee privacy rights concerning medical issues.
See Bonnie Miller Rubin, Chicago Tribune, August 27, 2003