Gender differences in injuries attributed to workplace violence in Ontario 2002–2015

Cette étude trouve une augmentation des différences hommes/femmes en ce qui a trait à la violence en milieu de travail, motivée par l’augmentation du taux de violence en milieu de travail chez les femmes. Le risque relatif de blessures diffère selon le secteur.

Key messages

Key messages

What is already known about this subject?

  • Despite the introduction of regulatory requirements to control the risks of workplace violence, the number of injuries attributed to workplace violence has not declined in Canada.

  • There has been lack of studies on factors associated with workplace violence in Canada.

What are the new findings?

  • This study demonstrates that male/female differences in workplace violence are increasing in Ontario, driven by an increase in rates of workplace violence among women.

  • The relative risk of injuries attributed to workplace violence for men and women differed across industries, with much of the increase in the risk of injury due to workplace violence for women arising in the education sector.

How might this impact on policy or clinical practice in the foreseeable future?

  • The evidence from this study highlights the potential for routine injury surveillance to improve understanding of the risk of workplace violence over time.

  • More active examination of changes in risk for workplace violence within specific labour force subgroups is also warranted.

CHEN, Cynthia, SMITH, Peter M. et MUSTARD, Cameron, 2018. Gender differences in injuries attributed to workplace violence in Ontario 2002–2015. Occup Environ Med [en ligne]. 12 septembre 2018. Vol. Prépublication, pp. oemed-2018-105152. DOI 10.1136/oemed-2018-105152.


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