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Perspectives on legal strategies to prevent workplace violence.

Authors
Lipscomb-HJ; Silverstein-B; Slavin-TJ; Cody-E; Jenkins-L
Source
J Law Med Ethics 2002 Fall; 30(3):166-172
NIOSHTIC No.
20028808
Abstract
Workplace violence is a continuing problem in the United States, accounting for approximately 1,000 deaths each year and for more than 1.5 million incidents of nonfatal injuries. State and federal agencies have published guidelines for preventing workplace assaults, but there is a need for a strong research agenda to address the effectiveness of intervention strategies. After an overview, this article provides a discussion of workplace violence from three perspectives. One section discusses the process used in a manufacturing setting to install a workplace violence prevention program. A second section provides insight into the processes used to fully implement a workplace violence prevention program in a health care setting. A final section provides insight to the processes brought to bear in one state to mandate prevention of workplace violence in the health care setting. There is a critical need to evaluate alternative strategies to address workplace violence, to make the findings available to legislative and executive branches of government, and to implement effective strategies to counter violence in the workplace.
Keywords
Health-care-facilities; Health-care; Health-care-personnel
Contact
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
CODEN
JLAEEO
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
244288
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-412111
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1073-1105
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Health Services Research
Source Name
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
State
WA; WV; MD; NC
Performing Organization
Duke University Medical Center, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
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