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OSHA'S Efforts Concerning Workplace Violence Prevention

Did you know that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been monitoring workplace violence for the past several years?

OSHA is the federal agency that was created in 1970 to enforce and administer the sweeping Occupational Safety and Health Act ("the OSH Act").

OSHA considers workplace violence as "a major concern for employers and employees nationwide."

Workplace violence is defined by OSHA as follows:

"Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Acts of violence and other injuries is currently the third-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States."

To learn more visit the OSHA website here:


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