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NCJ Number: 136122 Find in a Library
Title: Occupational Injuries Due to Violence
Journal: Journal of Occupational Medicine  Volume:30  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1988)  Pages:483-487
Author(s): T Hales; P J Seligman; S C Newman; C L Timbrook
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 5
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from Ohio's workers compensation claims filed between 1983 and 1985, death certificates, Uniform Crime Reports, and the National Crime Survey were used to examine the incidence of occupational injuries due to violence. An estimated 800 to 1,400 people are murdered at work each year in the U.S., and an unknown number are injured due to workplace violence.
Abstract: According to the data, police officers, gasoline service station attendants, real estate industry workers, and hotel/motel employees are at highest risk for occupational violent crime injuries and death. The highest number of workplace rapes were reported among grocery and convenience store workers and real estate industry workers. Four previously unidentified industries -- hotel/motel, real estate, protective service, and suburban transit -- at increased risk of employee victimization were discussed. This analysis provides an opportunity to focus preventive strategies to promote employee safety and security in the workplace. 3 tables, 1 figure, and 14 references
Main Term(s): Occupational safety and health; Victimization risk
Index Term(s): Ohio
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