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Workplace Violence and Security

Whether you are in a decent restaurant working as a waiter or in a corporate company as a professional, think twice about your safety. According to NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) workplace violence is defined as any assault, whether physical or verbal, or any violent acts or threats that come about in workplaces. Violence in the workplace ranges from homicide, sexual abuses, to the most common verbal abuses. Workplace violence statistics show that these violent acts are deeply rooted in human relationships whether because of conflicting personal or professional differences.

Numerous categories have been defined in grouping workplace violence. One category, which posed great concern for safety groups, is the increasing incidents of homicide in workplaces on a national scale. Homicide is now considered as the main cause of death in the workplace. The top three work areas, which have the highest rate of homicide incidents, are taxicab establishments, liquor stores, and gas stations. Knowing and being alerted to the facts about these areas are especially useful since these are places that we go to from time to time.

Employees who are likely affected by the growing risk of violence are bound to request for safety measures. Different corporate groups follow varied safety measures that best suit their organization. The studies done, conclusions and statistics available in related sites will give you more detailed information on safety measures you can implement to educate and protect the people at your company. Workplace violence is a serious problem in society and ignoring this problem doesn’t make it any less real. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.