|Document ID (ISN)||109916|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Casteel C., Peek-Asa C., Greenland S., Chu L.D., Kraus J.F.
||A study of the effectiveness of a workplace violence intervention for small retail and service establishments
||Dec. 2008, Vol.50, No.12, p.1365-1370. 20 ref.
||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.
||restaurants; service stations and repair shops; retail trade; violence; safety programmes; service and sales workers; hotel industry
||small enterprises; safety training in industry; programme evaluation; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Hotels and restaurants
Violence and terrorism