Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces
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Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Individual, Work and Organizational Factors

Edited by Ronald J. Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses.
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Chapter 5: Understanding domestic violence as a workplace problem

Barb MacQuarrie, Katreena Scott, Danielle Lim, Laura Olszowy, Michael D. Saxton and Jen MacGregor


Domestic violence (DV) is increasingly understood as a workplace concern relevant to the safety of workplaces, the productivity of workers and human resource supports that should be available to employees. This chapter describes the emergence of DV as a workplace issue, profiles the results of Canadian surveys documenting the negative impact of DV victimization and perpetration on workers and workplaces, and outlines ongoing development in workplaces to raise awareness, advance prevention and workplace education initiatives, develop policies, craft new legislation, interpret existing legislation in new ways and secure entitlements for workers through collective bargaining.

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