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August 2013
NIOSH Docket Number 269, CDC-2013-0020

Request for information about Collection and Use of Nonfatal Workplace Violence information from the National Crime Victimization Survey

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice (DOJ), intend to evaluate the current classification of nonfatal workplace violence information from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The purpose of this evaluation is to develop appropriate communication documents, such as a technical report, that will describe the potential improvements and enhancements to the collection of nonfatal workplace violence data through the NCVS. This is part of a larger BJS effort to re-design and increase the utility of nonfatal violence data collected through the NCVS.

NIOSH and BJS are seeking input on: 1) methods to identify work-related violence using the existing variable structure within the NCVS and 2) other suggested enhancements to improve the ability of the NCVS to describe the prevalence, patterns, and trends in workplace violence. Responses to this request for information will be considered by BJS in: 1) the re-design of the NCVS, 2) an on-line NVCS reporting tool, and 3) future BJS workplace violence reports. NIOSH and BJS also anticipate utilizing this information in a jointly issued technical report on methodological issues with identifying and reporting on nonfatal workplace violence through the NCVS.

To view the notice and related materials, visit http://www.regulations.gov, enter CDC-2013-0020 in the search field, and click "Search."


Federal Register Notice:
Notice of draft publication available for public comment

Background Information:

Following is a brief description of these reports:

Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011 presents information on both nonfatal and fatal forms of violence in the workplace against government employees, based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 presents information on violence in the workplace against employed persons based on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Violence in the Workplace, 1993-99 presents data for 1993 through 1999 from the National Crime Victimization Survey estimating the extent of workplace crime in the United States.

Workplace Violence, 1992-96 presents data for 1992 through 1996 from the National Crime Victimization Survey estimating the extent of workplace crime in the United States.

Violence and Theft in the Workplace is the first NCVS report to profile crime victims at work.


Public Comment Period

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on November 27, 2013.

Written comments, identified by CDC-2013-0020 and docket number NIOSH-269, may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Federal rulemaking portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number [CDC-2013-0020; NIOSH-269]. All relevant comments, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov

  • Mail: NIOSH Docket Office
    Robert A. Taft Laboratories
    MS-C34
    4676 Columbia Parkway
    Cincinnati, OH 45226

 

 
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