The Facts about Workplace Violence (Pt. 2)

July 18, 2014

Picking up from where The Facts about Workplace Violence (Pt. 2) left off, below we will continue to spotlight some eye-opening information about occupational violence in the U.S.

Law enforcement officials and any worker who exchanges money with the public have the greatest risk of being subjected to workplace violence.

Law enforcement officials and any worker who exchanges money with the public have the greatest risk of being subjected to workplace violence.

More Workplace Violence Facts and Statistics

  • While workplace violence often results in physical harm or injuries, it can also occur when people are the targets of intimidation, harassment or other types of verbally threatening behavior in the workplace.
  • Occupational violence doesn’t just target the employees of a workplace. It can also occur when the customers or clients of a business are subjected to violence or threats of violence.
  • While homicide is the fourth leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S., it is the number one cause of death in the workplace for American women.
  • Some of the factors that have been identified as increasing the risk of workplace violence include:
    • Exchanging money with the public
    • Regularly working with volatile or unstable people (such as, for instance, working in an establishment that serves alcohol to the public)
    • Working alone or in an isolated area
    • Working late at night
    • Working in high-crime areas.

Occupational Violence: Which Workers Have the Greatest Risk?

While any worker can be the target of workplace violence, researchers have identified the following occupations as carrying the greatest risk of being subjected to occupational violence:

  • Law enforcement officials
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Public service workers
  • Customer service agents
  • Delivery truck drivers
  • Taxi cab drivers
  • Retail workers
  • Any workers who exchange money with the public.

For some important information on what can be done to reduce the incidence of occupational violence in the U.S., be sure to check out the upcoming conclusion to this blog.

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