Workplace Violence Affects Millions, Costs Billions

Last May, a shooting by an employee at Virginia Beach’s Department of Utilities marked one of the worst instances of workplace violence in the US in more than a decade. Unfortunately, workplace violence isn’t all that rare. In 2016, there were 500 workplace homicides, accounting for 10% of all fatal occupational injuries. Even more shocking, workplace violence is the second leading cause of death for women in the workplace.

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