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Occupational violence links

Australian OHS-related Websites

Safe communities and violence prevention

  • Safer communities and crime prevention

    Website of the Auckland City Police, New Zealand; includes a section on safety in the workplace.

  • Safe Communities Foundation

    A Canadian non-profit organisation that works in partnership with the private and public sectors to improve the health and safety of workers and people throughout the community.

Other OHS-related Websites

  • American Nurses Association - Physical violence against women

    A 'position statement' regarding physical violence against women.

  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Violence in the workplace

    This 1999 document provides a succinct overview of workplace violence, factors that increase the risks, and guidance on prevention.

  • Canadian initiative on workplace violence

    Information on occupational violence prevention from a human resource perspective.

  • Hazards: trade unions, health and work

    This website is based on various trade union campaigns on health and safety. As at October 2000 the website features international and national campaigns on stress, bullying, overwork and fatigue, strain injuries, ergonomics, asbestos, child labour, pesticides and construction.

  • Health and Safety Executive (UK)

    The central government agency for OHS in the United Kingdom. The HSE has initiated a series of violence-reduction initiatives; publishes a wide range of OHS guides, has a comparatively well-resourced research laboratory; and funds a significant number of OHS research projects. Because the OHS legislative framework in the Australian states and territories is based on the UK Robens-based model, much of the HSE work is applicable to Australia.

  • International Joint Programme on Occupational Violence in the Health Sector

    The International Labour Office (ILO), International Council of Nurses (ICN), World Health Organization (WHO), and Public Services International (PSI) established an international joint programme on occupational violence in the health industry.

  • International Labour Organisation

    The ILO is a tripartite body established under the United Nations. The ILO Conventions and Recommendations hold significant international weight, including those related to OHS.

  • ILO SafeWork - Violence at work

    ILO's InFocus Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment. The organisation has a series of publications on the prevention of occupational violence.

  • Managing conflict and violence in the workplace (UK)

    UK conflict management consultancy, addressing work-related violence issues for businesses, voluntary organisations and public services. The website provides sector-specific case studies and articles on the prevention of conflict and violence in the workplace.

  • Mesothelioma: Lawsuits, Asbestos in job sites (USA)

    Information on asbestos in the workplace as a cause of mesothelioma.

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (USA)

  • NIOSH is the government organisation responsible for OHS research in the USA. This is a well-resourced organisation with significant numbers of experts in a range of OHS fields. NIOSH also funds high-quality OHS research. Many of the publications can be accessed from their website.

  • Occupational hazards in hospitals

    NIOSH, April 2002. This online brochure aims to increase worker and employer awareness of the risk factors for violence in hospitals and to provide strategies for reducing exposure to these factors.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (USA)

    OSHA is the federal USA government responsible for overall enforcement of OHS legislation in the USA. OSHA produces many practical guidance materials. The different state inspectorates also produce useful OHS documents, for example, CAL/OSHA - which is the Californian state OHS authority.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    The US Department of Labor is an excellent source on preventing workplace violence, as this site provides a number of relevant reports on the matter.

  • US Office of Personnel Management

    Dealing with workplace violence: a guide for agency planners

  • Violence at work: new findings from the 2000 British Crime Survey
  • Violence in the workplace guidelines

    Produced by the Workers' Compensation Board of British Colombia, Health and Safety Centre.

  • Violence in the workplace prevention guide

    Produced by the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, 2002.

  • Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia

    The Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia in Canada have initiated a number of publications, regulations and policies relevant to occupational violence, including requirements to inform employees of the risk, working alone and the employer's duty to establish check in systems (rather than relying on employees to contact their supervisors). The Board's Occupational health and safety regulation includes prevention interventions for those working alone, procedures, general conditions, and guidelines.


    This website has a substantial listing of links with information on the distribution of occupational violence. While most of the data sources relate to violent incidents in the USA, there are links to sites in a number of other countries.

  • Workplace violence (UK)

    This British website provides access to a range of practical solutions under the sections titled 'prevention', 'response', and 'support'. Also included is specific information for police officers, innkeepers, and for the public service.

  • World report on violence and health

    Etienne, G, Krug, L, Dahlberg, J, Mercy, A, and Lozano, R (eds), 2002, World Health Organization, Geneva. While there is only a cursory reference to occupational violence, there are substantive discussions on violence as a global public health problem, international data, and recommendations for action.

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