OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) develops strategies for successful safety and health management systems. Their approach to workplace violence is one of prevention and zero-tolerance.
What is Considered Workplace Violence?
Workplace violence can be actual assault, verbal abuse, or threatening violence. It can occur in or outside of the workplace as well. Data shows that around 2 million Americans have been subjects of violence in the workplace. There is no way to say who will commit this crime or who their chosen victims are but it can happen any place at any time. Those with increased risk are people who handle money, work during late night or early morning hours, have contact with the public, or work in high-crime areas.