Employees Feel Safe at Work Despite Terror Attacks

December 12, 2001(PLANSPONSOR.com) - Three-quarters of respondents to a survey believe that their work environment is safe, despite the events of September 11 and the Anthrax scares that followed.

The survey, which was conducted by TrueCareers, an online career resource from Sallie Mae, found that only a quarter of workers felt unsafe at work. The chief reasons given by those who felt unsafe, were:

  • they worked in a government building, cited by 26%, or 
  • they worked for a high-profile company, noted by 12%

The survey also found that 41% of respondents feel more anxious now than they did immediately following the September attacks because of the war in Afghanistan and the anthrax scares, while 42% fell just as anxious as they did on September 11.

In addition,

  • a third of respondents reported that their employers have made changes to their mail-processing procedures since the anthrax cases,
  • while 20% stated that changes to system security in response to recent threats

The survey comprised the responses of 807 visitors to the TrueCareers Web site.