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Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace

1st Edition

By Thomas D. Schneid

CRC Press

512 pages

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20 murders every week. 18,000 assaults in the same time. All on the job.

Sharp increases in workplace violence continue to take an unfortunate toll on American business-and its employees, families and communities. Preventative measures may be well-intentioned, but pose troubling conflicts in themselves, pitting each employee's privacy vs. overall worker protection.

A full-self evaluation of your business and its personnel may be the key to safeguard against workplace violence. Thomas D. Schneid's Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace provides the important guidelines for that careful, all-encompassing examination.

Most books on workplace violence focus on psychological profiles. In a change of pace, Schneid examines the issue from a safety/health professional's viewpoint, taking all angles, legal issues, and potential ramifications into account. Chapters focus on not only in-house efforts to prevent violent incidents, but also government and legal standards directly or indirectly related to worker's rights and corporate liability.

Make every effort to prevent workplace violence from hitting home: start with advice from the Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace


"…is an interesting and intense book…you can be sure opposing legal counsel in a suit is going to be prepared."

-Keith L'Esperance in Marketplace Product Review

Table of Contents


Briefing and Analyzing a Case


Overview and History

Individual Profiles and Warning Signs

Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

OSHA and Other Potential Liability

Workers Compensation Liability

Negligent Hiring

Negligent Retention

Negligent Supervision

Negligent Training

Negligent Security

Wrongful Death

Other Legal Considerations

What to Expect After an Incident

Selected Studies and Readings

Appendix A: Case Listing and Cites

Appendix B: NIOSH Information

Appendix C: OSHA Information

Appendix D: OSHA Guidelines

Appendix E: Employee Workplace Rights

Appendix F: OPM Guidelines and Selected Websites

About the Author/Editor

Schneid\, Thomas D.

About the Series

Occupational Safety & Health Guide Series

The aim of this series is to develop books to address the myriad of unique topics which are encompassed within the areas of responsibility of a safety professional. The scope of the series is broad addressing traditional occupational safety and health topics as well as emerging and correlating topic areas such as ergonomics, security, labor, school safety, employment, workplace violence, and other topics. Safety professionals often assume a broad spectrum of responsibilities, depending on the organization, which go beyond the traditional safety professional’s role. This series should become the "one stop" source for safety professionals to locate texts on traditional as well as emerging and correlating subjects related to the safety and health function.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety