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Target met or exceeded

Most Recent Data:
8 assault-related work injuries per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers (2019)

Target:
10 per 10,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
10 assault-related work injuries per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers were treated in emergency departments in 2017

Reduce work-related assaults

Target-Setting Method
Maintain the baseline

Summary

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.