Status: Baseline only
Reduce work-related assaults
Baseline: 10 assault-related work injuries per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers were treated in emergency departments in 2017
Target: 10 assault-related work injuries per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers
Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of people go to the emergency department because they were assaulted at work. Although people can be assaulted in any workplace, assaults are more common in certain jobs. Interventions that target certain industries — like health care, education, and law enforcement — can help reduce work-related assaults.
Workgroup: Occupational Safety and Health Workgroup