Occupational violence information sheet

How employers can reduce or eliminate the health and safety risks of occupational violence in the workplace.


What it contains

Occupational violence is when someone is abused, threatened or assaulted in relation to their work. This document advises employers how to protect employees from occupational violence. It explains:

  • common sources of risk for occupational violence
  • your consultation responsibilities to prevent occupational violence
  • how to assess or address the work environment to prevent occupational violence
  • systems you can use to reduce or eliminate these risks
  • how to manage workers and staffing
  • how to respond appropriately to risks of occupational violence

At the end of the document, there is a risk assessment checklist template.