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Homicide and assault.

Authors
Lipscomb-J
Source
Preventing occupational disease and injury, second edition. Levy BS, Wagner GR, Rest KM, Weeks JL, eds. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 2005 Jan; :253-256
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20042117
Abstract
A significant number of workplace fatalities and injuries occur each year in the United States. In any given week, approximately 20 workers are murdered and thousands are assaulted while working. The definition of violence in the workplace includes verbal threats, threatening behavior, physical assault, and homicide. Four basic types of workplace violence, defined by the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator, have been identified: 1. Type I-Violence by strangers where the assailant has no legitimate business relationship to the workplace (for example, entering the workplace to commit a robbery). 2. Type II-Violence by customers (current or former) or clients (patients, prisoners, students, passengers), usually to those who provide direct service to the public. 3. Type III-Violence by current or former co-workers/employees, supervisors, or managers who often seek revenge for perceived unfair treatment. 4. Type IV-Violence by an assailant who confronts an individual in the workplace with whom an outside personal relationship exists.
Keywords
Work-environment; Work-areas; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Force; Workers; Behavior; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates
Publication Date
20050107
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Levy-BS; Wagner-GR; Rest-KM; Weeks-JL
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780875530437
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007948
Source Name
Preventing occupational disease and injury, second edition
State
MD
Performing Organization
University of Maryland - School of Nursing - Baltimore
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