23 Aug Liability and the Lazy Toss
We have all been there. We don’t want to get out of our chair to talk to a colleague or we don’t want to walk our drink can down to the cafeteria to put in the right bin. We all have our days, or hours before enough caffeine, when we just don’t want to get up. That phone call or can won’t likely lead to a law-suit. The confidential information on a desk or in an un-secured container could. In an unsecured container, that document can easily fall prey to prying eyes. In today’s world, privacy is taken very seriously. Liability and the financial fines for privacy violations are steep. Unfortunately, the lazy toss is just too easy – and it only takes one.
Liability is a complex and mostly expensive topic. Liability is being responsible for something. This often has more to do with what wasn’t done than what was done. Negligence is the failure to take the proper care in doing something. Having confidential information in an open container is very hard to defend against in litigation. The best answer to an expensive liability situation is to avoid one. A liability situation can be avoided by making sure people have access to the right bin in the right location.
Large, secure collection carts are often tucked away from the public eye. This also means they may be in a location that is not convenient or easily accessible for busy staff. These large containers should be reserved for the collection of documents from smaller “feeder” secure containers. What if we had discreet, convenient, and secure containers under every work station? With a paper slot right under the desk it would be easy to dispose of confidential information quickly and efficiently.
Solution to the Lazy Toss
Don’t take the risk, use All Source Security Containers MFG has the solution to this common problem with compliant deskside containers. Shredinators of various heights fit perfectly under your workstations. The Personal Document Container (PDC) offers a smaller and light weight solution to secure document collection as well. Therefore, with all these solutions, there is no reason for a document to ever meet the fate of a “lazy toss” again.