United States Government Occupational Violence Links
Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Workplace Violence Incidents
OSHA Directive CPL 02-01-052, (2011, September 8)
Preventing Violence Against Taxi and For-Hire Drivers [PDF - 64 KB]
OSHA Fact Sheet, (2010, April).
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Homicide Data Links:
The following BLS link allows the user to select various categories; e.g., occupations, demographic information, and homicides, etc:
Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments [PDF - 404 KB]
OSHA Publication 3153-12R, (2009)
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers
OSHA Publication 3148-01R, (2004). Also available as a PDF.
Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States (NCIPC)
Recognizing the need to better measure both the scope of the problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) as well as resulting economic costs-in particular, those related to health care-Congress funded the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to conduct a study to obtain national estimates of the occurrence of IPV-related injuries, to estimate their costs to the health care system, and to recommend strategies to prevent IPV and its consequences.
Dealing with Workplace Violence: A Guide for Agency Planners
February 1998 OPM (OWR), Publication No. OWR-09
This handbook, developed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Interagency Working Group on Violence in the Workplace, is the result of a cooperative effort of many Federal agencies sharing their expertise in preventing and dealing with workplace violence. It is intended to assist those who are responsible for establishing workplace violence initiatives at their agencies. However, we anticipate that its usefulness will extend well beyond the planning phase since many of the chapters provide information that can be helpful for managers and specialists as they deal with difficult workplace violence situations.
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Psychological First Aid Manual
The Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (early release for Hurricane Katrina response) was created by the Terrorism Disaster Branch of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD as well as others involved in disaster response. Production of this information was supported by SAMHSA.
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Workplace Violence
Workplace violence has emerged as an important safety and health issue in today's workplace. Its most extreme form, homicide, is the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), there were 674 workplace homicides in 2000, accounting for 11% of the total 5,915 fatal work injuries in the United States. Environmental conditions associated with workplace assaults have been identified and control strategies implemented in a number of work settings. OSHA has developed guidelines and recommendations to reduce worker exposures to this hazard but is not initiating rulemaking at this time.
Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [PDF 624 KB]
A Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Special Report based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report presents data on rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault against persons age 16 or older while they were at work or on duty.
Violence in the Workplace: 1993-1999
A Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Special Report based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The report focuses on nonfatal violence in the workplace, including rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. The NCVS data are supplemented by data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
Violence in the Workplace: Preventing It; Managing It
On March 1, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a monograph entitled
Workplace Violence: Issues in Response. [PDF - 6,227 KB]
The monograph resulted from a June 2002 symposium hosted by the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime entitled “Violence in the Workplace.” Representatives from NIOSH, other law enforcement organizations, private industry, government, law, labor, professional organizations, victim services, academic, and mental health agencies joined the FBI to share their expertise on this important issue.
- Page last reviewed: June 24, 2014
- Page last updated: June 26, 2014
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research