Preventing and responding to work-related violence: A guide for employers

How to reduce or eliminate health and safety risks associated with work-related violence.
Last updated

May 2017

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PDF, 458.79 kB

Document Length

16 pages

What it contains

Work-related violence is when a worker is abused, threatened or assaulted. There are a wide range of industries where people are at higher risk of work-related violence. This document outlines:

  • common examples of work-related violence
  • which industries experience a higher risk of work-related violence
  • employer and employee roles and responsibilities
  • how to identify hazards and assess risks
  • how to control risks and review risk control measures
  • how to respond to work-related violence before, during and after an incident

At the end of the document, there is:

  • a guide to develop work-related violence prevention policies
  • a guide to choose risk control measures for different work-related situations