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Document ID (ISN)105653
CIS number 06-1246
ISBN(s) 978-92-2-117948-1
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chappell D., Di Martino V.
Title Violence at work
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 3rd ed., 2006. xxiv, 360p. Illus. Bibl. ref.
Abstract This book explores the range of aggressive acts that occur in workplaces, including homicides, assaults, sexual harassment, threats, bullying, mobbing and verbal abuse. Part I examines patterns and trends in workplace violence, identifies occupations at risk and tries to find explanations for violent occurrences. Part II covers the response to violence at the national and supranational levels through legal measures, collective agreements, preventive strategies and best practices. Part III attempts to draw lessons and highlights the need for international action and the role of the ILO. Updates the second edition (see CIS 00-599).
Descriptors (primary) human behaviour; terrorism; violence
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; bullying; sexual harassment; ILO; work in isolation; information of personnel; risk factors; high-risk groups; legislation; international agreements; discriminatory practices; economic aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Sexual harassment
Bullying and mobbing
Violence and terrorism