|For more information on Violence at work click here for the relevant chapter of the TUC guide to health and safety "Hazards at Work|
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.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Union rep gets posthumous anti-violence award
An FBU rep who died last year has been given a posthumous award for her work tackling violence in the workplace.PDF version available for download
Unison in Scotland have claimed that a 'toxic cocktail' of cutbacks and violence against public service workers has resulted in a huge increase in the number of violent incidents reported to employers.PDF version available for download
Public sector union UNISON is calling on its safety reps to take 'active steps' to tackle violence at work after a court said employers can be held liable for worker-on-worker violence.PDF version available for download
Physical assaults at work increased last year but threats of violence fell, official statistics have revealed.PDF version available for download
The retail union Usdaw has expressed concern at a 'huge leap' in abuse of shopworkers.PDF version available for download
Retail union Usdaw is to undertake nationwide activities to press for an end to violence, threats and abuse directed at shopworkers.PDF version available for download
Back to Workplace Issues.
This page http://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/index.cfm
printed 25 May 2013 at 08:00 hrs by 18.104.22.168