Workplace Homicide is the Number One
Cause of Death in Many States
Workplace Violence: A Costly Problem
Over two million Americans were victims of physical attack at the workplace
during the past year. Another six million were threatened and 16 million were
harassed. Between July 1996 and July 1998, one out of every four workers was
harassed, threatened or attacked on the job (From “Fear of violence in the
workplace” published by Northwestern National Life Insurance in October 1998).
The National Safe Workplace Institute projected in 1998 that workplace
violence represents a minimum costs to business of $4.3 billion annually, with
an average incident cost of $250,000.
Beyond statistics, the price of such an incident in your company would have
painful repercussions. And, increasingly, there is a significant cost to
organizations when a court finds them guilty of negligence.
For an Overview of Corte Hispana's Violence
Do you wish to know more about violence at the workplace? Please click in any
of the topics below:
Resources from Occupational Safety
and Health Administration. (OSHA)
Violence Definition, statistics and analysis, provided
by Critical Incidents Associates.
by Workplace Violence Research Institute a full-service provider in workplace
violence prevention programs
Preventing Homicide in the
Workers in certain
industries and occupations are at increased risk of homicide.
Corte Hispana Has a Policy on Workplace
Violence Prevention in Spanish and English,
Which is Available to You.
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