Sense of Safety in the Workplace Remains Strong

Despite the destruction caused by the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., American workers report that they are no more fearful of their workplace safety than they were a year ago, according to research conducted by the New York City-based real estate firm, Integra Realty Resources.

10/08/2001


Despite the destruction caused by the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., American workers report that they are no more fearful of their workplace safety than they were a year ago, according to research conducted by the New York City-based real estate firm, Integra Realty Resources.

Only 13 percent of Americans surveyed in Integra's nationwide poll, taken one week after the attacks, said they were "somewhat fearful" that their workplace is unsafe, as compared to 12 percent responding to the same question on a poll one year ago.

"If a goal of terrorists was to erode America's confidence in the safety of the offices they work in, they've failed," said Sean Hutchinson, Integra's president.

The survey also noted that 11 percent of men reported fears, as compared to 15 percent of women. In addition, 17 percent of respondents, ages 35 to 44, said they were fearful, while 8 percent of workers, ages 45 to 54 reported such fears.





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