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Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It includes harassment, verbal abuse, threatening behavior, fighting and physical assaults, and sometimes homicide. Workplace violence can occur inside or outside of the workplace. One inclusive definition of workplace violence is “any intentional act that creates a hostile work environment.” Although no one can predict when a violent act will occur, steps can be taken to increase personal safety and reduce risk to the organization.
According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, violence is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace and the second leading cause of death for men . . .
When to Use
Special workshops on violence in the workplace.
How to Use
Defines different types of workplace violence, facts, risks, warning signs, do’s and don'ts with coworkers, and what to do if you are a victim.