4 Workplace Violence Facts You Should Know

Workplace violence and harassment can be detrimental to a
company's culture and bottom line.

The U.S. Department of Labor defines "workplace violence” as any act or threat
of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or threatening and disruptive
behavior happening at the jobsite.

Data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 458 of the 5,147 fatal
workplace injuries reported in 2017 were intentional injury by another person.

Including employees, clients, customers and visitors, threats range from verbal
abuse and physical attacks to homicide. In fact, "acts of violence” is the
third-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States.

In a slideshow you can see four facts about work-related assaults and homicides
that safety professionals should know.

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