New Study on “Violence In The Workplace”September 19, 2012 No Comments
Assaults (violent acts) are one of the top ten causes of disabling work injuries. The NCCI just published a new 26-page study entitled “Violence In The Workplace“. This report includes lots of very interesting conclusions based upon nationwide accident statistics on work-related homicides and injuries.
Some of the more interesting findings include:
- The jobs that have the highest homicide rates are: service station attendants, barbers, taxi drivers, security guards, door-to-door vendors, and lodging managers.
- “Workplace homicides are not crimes of passion committed by disgruntled coworkers and spouses, but rather result from robberies”.
- “The majority of workplace assaults are committed by healthcare patients.”
- “Homicides account for 11% of workplace fatalities”.
- “Homicides due to robberies… make up 69% of all work-related homicides. While homicides due to coworkers are about 12%.”
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