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Disparities in work-related homicide rates in selected retail industries in the United States, 2003-2008.

Authors
Menendez-CC; Konda-S; Hendricks-S; Amandus-H
Source
J Saf Res 2013 Feb; 44(Special Issue):25-29
NIOSHTIC No.
20042094
Abstract
Problem: Segments within the retail industry have a substantially higher rate of work-related fatality due to workplace violence compared to the retail industry overall. Certain demographic subgroups may be at higher risk. Method: National traumatic injury surveillance data were analyzed to characterize the distribution of fatality rates due to workplace violence among selected retail workers in the United States from 2003 through 2008. Results: Overall, the highest fatality rates due to work-related homicide occurred among men, workers aged = 65 years, black, Asian, foreign-born and Southern workers. Among foreign-born workers, those aged 16-24 years, non-Hispanic whites and Asians experienced substantially higher fatality rates compared to their native-born counterparts. Conclusions: The burden of work-related homicide in the retail industry falls more heavily on several demographic groups, including racial minorities and the foreign-born. Further research should examine the causes of these trends. Interventions designed to prevent workplace violence should target these groups.
Keywords
Retail-workers; Force; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Work-environment; Workers; Surveillance-programs; Analytical-processes; Mortality-rates; Morbidity-rates; Statistical-analysis; Author Keywords: Occupational injuries; Workplace violence; Foreign-born; Disproportionate; CFOI
Contact
Cammie Chaumont Mendendez, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
JSFRAV
Publication Date
20130201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
cmenendez@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
Special Issue
ISSN
0022-4375
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance; Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
Source Name
Journal of Safety Research
State
WV
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