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Document ID (ISN)77676
CIS number 01-1863
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Peek-Asa C., Howard J.
Title Workplace-violence investigations by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, 1993-1996
Bibliographic information Aug. 1999, Vol.41, No.8, p.647-653. 18 ref.
Abstract The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health began conducting inspections for violent events in 1993, and information from these security inspections was collected from 1993 to 1997. The inspections were examined by initiating source, industry, type of event, and citations issued and compared with distributions of known victimizations. 237 inspections were conducted in 11 industries, with retail and health care establishments inspected most frequently. Employee complaints initiated 50.6% of events and accident reports initiated 40.1%. One third of inspections were initiated because of a fatal event, and 27.4% were initiated in response to a physical assault. Citations for security hazards were issued to 23.6% of businesses. Inspections initiated by employee complaints, in response to customer-related security issues, and involving nonfatal assaults were the most frequently cited reasons for inspection.
Descriptors (primary) California; violence; inspection; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) survey; statistical evaluation; fatalities
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Violence and terrorism
Psychological factors