Employer Policies Toward Guns and the Risk of Homicide in the Workplace
Marshall, Stephen W.
Ta, Myduc L.
Publication: American Journal of Public Health
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Gun Carrying Homicide State
Keywords: EMPLOYEES -- Attitudes HOMICIDE Violence WORK environment
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In North Carolina, 105 workplaces where a worker was a victim of homicide between 1994 and 1998 were identified and compared to randomly selected workplaces that were in operation at the time of the homicide and were in the same industry sector. Of the workplaces where a homicide had occurred, 91 responded to a survey about their policies towards weapons as did 205 workplaces where a homicide did not occur. Workplaces where guns were permitted were about 5 times as likely to experience a homicide as those where all weapons were prohibited.
Loomis, D., Marshall, S. W., & Ta, M. L. (2005). Employer Policies Toward Guns and the Risk of Homicide in the Workplace. American Journal of Public Health, 95(5), 830-832.
Loomis, Dana, Stephen W. Marshall, and Myduc L. Ta. "Employer Policies toward Guns and the Risk of Homicide in the Workplace." American Journal of Public Health 95.5 (2005): 830-32.