The following references provide examples of possible
solutions to violence in the workplace.
- Guidelines for Preventing
Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers. OSHA Publication 3148,
(2004). Also available as a 624 KB PDF,
Violence. OSHA Fact Sheet, (2002), 362 KB
PDF, 2 pages.
A 67 KB PDF
(Spanish version) is also available. Provides basic
information about vulnerable occupations, employer/employee roles in
prevention and protection, and recommendations for response to violent
- Risk Factors and Protective Measures for Taxi and Livery Drivers. OSHA,
(2000, May), 40 KB PDF, 2 pages.
- Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments. OSHA
Publication 3153, (1998). Also available as a 110 KB
PDF, 43 pages.
- Keeping Your Workplace Safe. OSHA Brochure for
Small Business Owners, 551 KB PDF, 6 pages.
Workplace Violence. Includes recommendations for establishing a violence prevention program.
- Teen Worker Safety in Restaurants. OSHA
young employees and their employers safety solutions for workplace violence in specific
areas of a restaurant.
Grassroots Worker Protection. Occupational Safety and Health State Plan
Association (OSHSPA), (1999). Describes how state programs help to ensure safe
and healthful workplaces.
- Workplace Violence
Prevention Resources. Minnesota Department of Labor &
Industry. Provides links to prevention resources including workplace violence
videos, links to other organizations and training resources:
A Comprehensive Guide for Employers and Employees. Provides guidance
to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention program. Includes
model policy, sample forms, threat and assault log, five warning signs of
escalating behavior, sample workplace weapons policy, sample policy about
domestic violence in the workplace and personal conduct to minimize
Violence on the Job. National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-100d, (2004). Discusses practical
measures for identifying risk factors for violence at work, and taking
strategic action to keep employees safe. Based on extensive NIOSH research,
supplemented with information from other authoritative sources.
- Stress at Work.
US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-101, (1999). Highlights knowledge about the causes of stress at work and outlines steps that can be taken to prevent job stress.
- Violence in the Workplace. National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health (NIOSH) Fact Sheet, (1997, June). Provides basic
information on workplace violence including risk factors and prevention
Preventing Homicide in the Workplace. US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 93-109,
(1995, May). Helps employers and employees to identify
high-risk occupations and workplaces, informs employers and employees about
their risks, encourages employers and employees to evaluate risk factors in
their workplaces and implement protective measures, and encourages
researchers to gather more detailed information about occupational
homicide and to develop and evaluate protective measures.
- Maintaining a Safe Workplace: Preventing and Responding to Disruptive, Threatening, or Violent Behavior. University of California -
Davis (UC Davis). Presents information designed to highlight stresses and risks in the work
environment, to enhance workplace safety, and to reduce and prevent disruption
Directions from the Field: Victim's Rights and Services for the 21st Century, Business Community.
US Department of Justice (DOJ), Chapter 12 of the New Directions report on crime victims, (1998, August), 145
KB PDF, 12 pages.
Deals with victims rights and services in the business environment,
and contains a section on workplace violence and provides practical advice for the business community on
assisting the victims of workplace violence.
with Workplace Violence: A Guide for Agency Planners. US Office of Personnel Management
(OPM). Also available as a 1.9 MB PDF,
156 pages. Assists those who are responsible for establishing workplace
violence initiatives at their agencies. This handbook is the result of a
cooperative effort of many federal agencies sharing their expertise in
preventing and dealing with workplace violence.
Violence. University of Minnesota (UM). Provides resources identified by
the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse specific to workplace
- Violence in the Workplace: A Resource Guide. Registered Nurses' Association of Nova Scotia
(RNANS), (1996, November), 255 KB
PDF, 14 pages. Raises awareness among
registered nurses of issues related to violence in the workplace.