|Document ID (ISN)||77676|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Peek-Asa C., Howard J.
||Workplace-violence investigations by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, 1993-1996
||Aug. 1999, Vol.41, No.8, p.647-653. 18 ref.
||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.
||California; violence; inspection; human behaviour
||survey; statistical evaluation; fatalities
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Violence and terrorism