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Surveillance of non-fatal workplace assault injuries, using police and employers' reports.

Authors
Peek-Asa-C; Schaeffer-KB; Kraus-JF; Howard-J
Source
J Occup Environ Med 1998 Aug; 40(8):707-713
NIOSHTIC No.
20024580
Abstract
Although the majority of work-related homicides are routinely reported in the United States, information on non-fatal events is less complete. Comprehensive surveillance of non-fatal events depends on understanding reporting trends to different agencies. This study characterizes workplace assaults reported to police and through employers in eight southern California cities. Employers' reports filed from October 1, 1994, through January 31, 1995, and police reports filed from June 1, 1994, through March 31, 1995, that involved a non-fatal workplace assault injury were included. Reports from police and employers were linked, and annualized rates combining non-duplicative reports were calculated and event characteristics compared. The combined annualized rate of workplace assault injury for the eight cities was 184.6 per 100,000 workers, which was almost twice the rate found in either reporting source individually. Police reports differed from employers' reports by industry and occupation of victim but not type of event or weapons used. Examination of multiple reporting sources for non-fatal workplace assault injuries is essential to identifying the magnitude of these events. Understanding trends in reporting is important for the effective design of prevention programs.
Keywords
Surveillance-programs; Injuries; Police-officers; Law-enforcement; Law-enforcement-workers; Worker-health; Work-environment; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs; Mortality-rates; Injury-prevention
Contact
Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD, Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA School of Public Health, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
19980801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1485907
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R18-OH-003412
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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