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Workplace violence investigations and activation of the threat management teams in a multinational corporation.

Authors
Peek-Asa-C; Casteel-C; Rugala-E; Romano-S; Ramirez-M
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2013 Nov; 55(11):1305-1311
NIOSHTIC No.
20044746
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: We examined threat management investigations conducted by a large multinational company. METHODS: The company provided a database, removing any identifiers, of investigations by the corporate Threat Management Teams in 2009 and 2010. Rates were calculated using worker population data. RESULTS: During the 2-year study period, the company investigated threat management cases at a rate of 13.9 per 10,000 employees per year. Cases that activated a Threat Management Team were more likely to lead to corrective action (odds ratio = 2.0; 95% confidence interval = 1.08 to 3.87) and referral to the Employee Assistance Program (odds ratio = 4.8; 95% confidence interval = 3.00 to 7.77), but were not related to likelihood of termination. CONCLUSION: When the multidisciplinary teams were involved, cases were more likely to result in some type of action but were not more likely to lead to termination.
Keywords
Force; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Statistical-analysis; Workers; Work-environment; Violence-prevention; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-rates; Morbidity-rates
Contact
Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD, University of Iowa, S143 CPHB, 105 River St, Iowa City, IA 52252
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20131101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
corinne-peek-asa@uiowa.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R21-OH-009492
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
1076-2752
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
IA; NC; SC
Performing Organization
University of Iowa
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