Bear made a point about companies and their responsibilities in employee safety. I have only worked (since summer high school/college jobs) in offices, and I have to say that safety procedures are woefully inadequate.
I haven't worked in a planning office yet where access to the public was restricted. Anyone could walk right in and into a planner's office. No locked doors. Only a receptionist (maybe) to get past. Fun concept when you are ticking people off all the time at public hearings.
In my former job at this jurisdiction, an employee's estranged spouse kept calling the office and telling whoever answered that he was coming up to the office to beat the crap out of her. We were not allowed to lock the door to our area, even though he kept calling and calling and it took the cops 3 months to find him. We never did get a good answer about how our employer could protect us. We finally brought in baseball bats to keep under our desks.
Then there's going "in the field". Sorry, but there are many places I won't go without one of the guys in the office (trail location 3 miles down a wooded path, etc).
Anybody have any real, workable safety plans in place? Anybody else feel insecure when nutcases are threatening you or a co-worker, and you get blown off by management?