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Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine:
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Workplace Violence: Preventive and Interventive Strategies

Warshaw, Leon J. MD; Messite, Jacqueline MD

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Violence is pervasive in the workplace. Homicides are a major cause of death among workers, but their impact and cost are considerably outweighed by the prevalence of near-misses, physical assaults, abusive behavior, and threats of violence, much of which remains unreported and unrecognized. Violence is not just a criminal justice problem nor just one involving aberrant behavior attributable to alcohol, drugs, or mental illness. It is often predictable and preventable. This article describes a plan for a coordinated effort by employers, workers, occupational health professionals, and other relevant specialists to develop and implement a coherent set of strategies for prevention and intervention.

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