What Can An Employer Do To Prevent Workplace Violence?
Facts about Workplace Violence
Recognition of the dangers of workplace violence has reached peak levels in the last few years. A news report released on February 16, 2007 from Statistics Canada identified that almost 20% of all incidents of violence, including physical assault, sexual assault and robbery occurs in the victim’s workplace. In the US, 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence. Almost 10% of US fatal work injuries were attributed to homicides in 2005. In fact, homicides in the workplace rated #4 as the leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the US. These statistics are staggering and only serve to underline the importance of recognizing workplace violence as a serious threat within any organization.