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Workplace violence and harassment on the increase in Europe

02-02-2011

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reported that third party violence and harassment affect from 5% to 20% of European workers.

Its recent workplace survey shows that 40% of European managers are concerned by workplace violence and harassment, but only around 25% have implemented procedures to deal with it (less than 10% in many EU countries).

“Both violence and harassment represent serious but under-reported threats to the safety and wellbeing of workers in Europe”, says Agency Director Jukka Takala. “Violence, verbal aggression or threats that employees experience with customers or patients are critical health and safety issues".

Full report ‘Workplace Violence and Harassment: a European Picture

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