TITLE

Workplace violence a growing problem

PUB. DATE
October 1995
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;Oct95, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p649
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the "Work, Stress and Health '95: Creating Healthier Workplaces" forum to prevent and control of violence in the workplace. The forum was held in Washington D.C. and was sponsored by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The four-day conference gathered experts and government representatives to discuss the increased demands of the workplace and how those demands could be met. Mark Bravennan, a Massachusetts psychologist, said the unprecedented changes in the workplace, including increased workloads and downsizing, are contributing factors to increased stress in the workplace. Judith F. Arnetz, a physical therapist at the Huddinge University Hospital in Huddinge, Sweden, reviewed studies indicating that violence is as much a concern in nursing as it is in police or security work, but that while safety lobs usually provide some physical or psychological training nursing does not.
ACCESSION #
9601122304

 

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