December 3, 2014

Lone Workers Feel Vulnerable to Workplace Violence

A survey of doctors, nurses, teachers and police working in rural and remote areas shows that many feel vulnerable to violence.

The survey, funded by the Australian Governments Department of Health and Ageing questioned six hundered professionals who responded that working unsociable hours, often alone in isolated settings contributed to their feelings of vulnerability. Half of those who competed the survey reported a specific incident in the previous 12 months, but all respondents felt increased stress and anxiety resulting from concerns about workplace violence.

Staff training for managing violent and aggressive behaviour was one of the recommedations. 

Lone worker training

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