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    OSHA Updates Workplace Violence Prevention Document

    Available for free download, it is meant to reduce late-night worker deaths.

    WASHINGTON – OSHA updated its document, Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments, to addresses issues causing late-night retail workers to be killed on the job, according to Oshaonline.com. It is also available for free download.

    "The number of retail workers who died as a result of workplace violence has declined over the past 10 years -- from 286 in 1998 to 167 in 2007. This decline is encouraging, but not good enough," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels. "Workers should not go to work fearing they won't live through the day."

    The violence prevention information presented in the OSHA document builds on the agency's Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments, published in 1998, according to the association.

    The updated recommendations identify risk factors and describe feasible solutions. It also includes policy recommendations and practical corrective methods to help prevent and mitigate the effects of workplace violence in late-night retail establishments.

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