Workplace Violence: It's Security's Business

Ritchey, Diane
August 2010
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Aug2010, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses workplace violence in the U.S., its impact on business security and ways in which to deal with its threat. It highlights the case of Patrick Henry Sherill, a post office employee who shot his supervisors and killed 14 co-workers in Edmund, Oklahoma in August 1986. It presents statistics on work-related violence from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) which shows homicide as one of the leading causes of job-related deaths.


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