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|HAZARDS AT WORK|
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In 2011 a total of 6078 injuries caused by violence in the workplace were reported, while the number of physical assaults was 341, 000 with a further 313,000 being threatened by violence. Of those 43% had previously been assaulted or threatened.
Workers in the protective services, for example police and prison officers, were most at risk of violence at work, with 8.4% having experienced violence. Health and social welfare associate professionals, including nurses, medical and dental practitioners were also at relatively high risk. Shop workers and teachers also suffer from high levels of violence in the workplace.