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Workplace Violence

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Violence in the workplace is a serious safety and health issue. Its most extreme form, homicide, is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), there were 564 workplace homicides in 2005 in the United States, out of a total of 5,702 fatal work injuries. [More...]

Environmental conditions associated with workplace assaults have been identified and control strategies implemented in a number of work settings. OSHA has developed guidelines and recommendations to reduce worker exposures to this hazard but is not initiating rulemaking at this time.

The following questions link to information relevant to workplace violence.
OSHA Standards What OSHA standards apply?
Federal Registers | Standard Interpretations
Hazard Awareness Where can I learn more about workplace violence?
Possible Solutions What are possible solutions to prevent workplace violence?
Additional Information What additional information is available?
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