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Document ID (ISN)109916
CIS number 09-969
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Casteel C., Peek-Asa C., Greenland S., Chu L.D., Kraus J.F.
Title A study of the effectiveness of a workplace violence intervention for small retail and service establishments
Bibliographic information Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1365-1370. 20 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a robbery and violence prevention programme in small businesses in Los Angeles. Gas stations, stores, bars, restaurants and motels were enrolled between 1997 and 2000. Intervention businesses totaling 305 were provided training, programme implementation materials and recommendations for a comprehensive security programme. The 96 control businesses received neither training nor programme materials. Rate ratios comparing intervention to control businesses were 0.90 for violent crime and 0.81 for robbery. Results suggest that the workplace violence prevention programmes may reduce violent crime among high-risk businesses.
Descriptors (primary) restaurants; service stations and repair shops; retail trade; violence; safety programmes; service and sales workers; hotel industry
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; safety training in industry; programme evaluation; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism
Violence
Road transportation
Hotels and restaurants
Retail industry
Safety programmes