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How much of a threat is workplace violence?

Workplace violence is a significant threat to occupational safety. Across the United States, more than 3 million people are victims of physical attacks in the workplace, and homicide is the chief cause of death for women at work.

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. workers also found that nearly one-fourth of the participants were victims of habitual bullying--and not only did that affect them, but it also affected those witnessing the bullying.

If your gut tells you that a co-worker could be dangerous, be sure to report it to a supervisor or someone in your human resources department.

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