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Violence in the Workplace

Violence in the Workplace EDITORIAL iolen ce has occurred in No comprehensive data base According to a recent survey, the workplace since the is available to describe violence only 32% of fatal occupational beginning of time. With in the workplace-the assaults, injuries appear in OSHA reports (Stout, 1991). the elimination of slavery, and the victims, and the perpetra­ later, workhouses, and with the tors. The most accurate summa­ The other two articles in this assertion of employee rights, it is ries use information about homi­ issue deal with violence toward no longer the manager or em­ cides obtained from death health care workers. Lipscomb ployer who is to be feared. In­ certificates. However, as de­ and Love's comprehensive re­ stead, it may be a random act of scribed by Levin, Hewitt, and view of studies of violence to­ violence, or the violence may be Misner (page 229), these may be ward health care workers identi­ perpetrated by another em­ inaccurate or incomplete and are fies the need to define assaults, ployee or by a client. not designed to obtain informa­ standardize information, and de­ The actual numbers of vio­ tion regarding causative factors. termine prevalence. While these lent incidents may not be large, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

Violence in the Workplace

AAOHN Journal , Volume 40 (5): 2 – May 1, 1992

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SAGE
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© 1992 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
ISSN
0891-0162
DOI
10.1177/216507999204000501
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Abstract

EDITORIAL iolen ce has occurred in No comprehensive data base According to a recent survey, the workplace since the is available to describe violence only 32% of fatal occupational beginning of time. With in the workplace-the assaults, injuries appear in OSHA reports (Stout, 1991). the elimination of slavery, and the victims, and the perpetra­ later, workhouses, and with the tors. The most accurate summa­ The other two articles in this assertion of employee rights, it is ries use information about homi­ issue deal with violence toward no longer the manager or em­ cides obtained from death health care workers. Lipscomb ployer who is to be feared. In­ certificates. However, as de­ and Love's comprehensive re­ stead, it may be a random act of scribed by Levin, Hewitt, and view of studies of violence to­ violence, or the violence may be Misner (page 229), these may be ward health care workers identi­ perpetrated by another em­ inaccurate or incomplete and are fies the need to define assaults, ployee or by a client. not designed to obtain informa­ standardize information, and de­ The actual numbers of vio­ tion regarding causative factors. termine prevalence. While these lent incidents may not be large,

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Published: May 1, 1992

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