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).
Impact by Industry (2013):
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Sources: US DOJ Workplace Violence Special Report; US DoL, BLS; OSHA; Safety Center Inc.; NIOSH; Workplace Violence 911