Workplace Violence – Impact By Industry

Workplace Violence – Impact By Industry

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Workplace violence incidents are on the rise. This increase in frequency exacts a huge toll on both employees and employers by impacting workers, co-workers, family members, companies, shareholders, clients, and communities. These incidents affect physical and psychological wellbeing, productivity, morale, ethics, direct and indirect costs*, and, in some cases, the very survival of people and organizations.

Workplace Violence Definition: Any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening, disruptive behavior that occurs at the worksite (OSHA).

Workplace Violence – Impact By Industry
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Impact by Industry (2013):

  • Government: 37,110 injuries, 128 deaths
  • Education and health services: 22,590 injuries, 35 deaths
  • Professional and business Services: 4,460 injuries, 65 deaths
  • Retail: 2,680 injuries, 127 deaths
  • Leisure and hospitality: 2,380 injuries, 107 deaths
  • Financial activities: 1,100 injuries, 37 deaths
  • Transportation and warehousing: 840 injuries, 71 deaths
  • Construction: 680 injuries, 36 deaths
  • Manufacturing: 570 injuries, 36 deaths

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Sources: US DOJ Workplace Violence Special Report; US DoL, BLS; OSHA; Safety Center Inc.; NIOSH; Workplace Violence 911

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