The Effects Of Workplace Violence On The Workplace

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When we think of violence, we often reflect on an image the news has portrayed. We think of gun violence, robberies, or some other brutal attack that has left one dead or seriously injured. It is common to assume that this is often occurs in low income, poverty stricken areas. A description is provided of substance abusers, broken families, racism, and a host of other reasons why violence occurs. Sometimes, in the majority of cases, this description is correct.
At any time, workplace violence can occur. It can injure one person or various people, emotionally, physically, and mental. Workplace violence occurs anytime that violence is threatened against someone at work or there is a present threat of violence. It is often committed against supervisors, managers, and fellow employees by former or current employees. Workplace violence happens more often than it should. Such as was the case when the apartment manager was stabbed in Everett in July 2010. In the United States, there has been 20,000 assaults and 792 homicides that has occurred at workplaces, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). One of the very first publicized episode of workplace violence occurred in August of 1986. Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled post office employee who was on the verge of being let go, committed suicide after shooting 14
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