Creating a Workplace that Supports Women Safety
The number of women who experience workplace violence greatly outweighs men who sustain nonfatal assault injuries, the National Safety Council (NSC) reported. Seventy percent of all assault-related injuries that required missed work days involved females. "Our workplaces should be safe havens for everyone, and these data show us we can do more to protect women in the workplace," said Nick Smith, interim president and NSC CEO. "As employers examine the biggest risks facing their workforce, we urge them to consider these trends and make sure safety is extending to all employees.