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workplace violence


intentional use of power, threatened or actual, against another person or against a group, in work-related circumstances that either results in or has a high degree of likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, bad development, or deprivation

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In the ERO studies, the phrases work-related violence or workplace violence, are generally used to refer to all kinds of violent incidents at work, including third-party violence and harassment (bullying, mobbing) at work.

Term reference

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), OSH in figures: Occupational safety and health in the transport sector — An overview, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2011, p. 110, [9.10.2018]


  • English: workplace violence