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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Most companies are unprepared for workplace violence and underestimate the effects of its aftermath. This article will examine American workplace violence in an attempt to encourage companies to shift their approach from reaction to prevention. It will define workplace violence and describe its current occurrence rates in the United States. The costs of workplace violence will be tallied, and factors associated with workplace violence will be noted, along with how American society, companies, and individuals contribute to the phenomenon. Finally, preventative measures will be described. As the above story suggests, the repercussions of workplace violence are so great that for a company to postpone addressing the issue until faced with an incident of violence is blatantly irresponsible.

Publication Date

1996

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

58

Last Page

75

Comments

This issue is also considered v.9 of the initial publication series of Major Themes in Economics.

Mislabeled as v.9 no.1 on the front cover; labeled as v.8 no.2 on the title and contents pages.

No cover/title page date shown on piece.

Copyright

© 1996 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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