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The definition of workplace violence covers a broad range of actions and behaviours that create a risk to the health and safety of all workers. Examples include:

  • biting, spitting, scratching, hitting, kicking
  • punching, pushing, shoving, tripping, grabbing
  • throwing objects
  • verbal threats
  • aggravated assault
  • any form of indecent physical contact
  • threatening someone with a weapon or armed robbery.
prevent group violence

Put a stop to workplace violence

WorkSafe Victoria is launching a new campaign highlighting the need for employers and the community to come together to stamp out violence in the workplace. Work-related violence has a devastating...

Workplace harrasment

New National guides on inappropriate behaviours released

Safe Work Australia has released new guidance materials to support businesses in understanding how to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and how to manage the risk of violence and aggression in...

Merceds Van damaged at factory by Caterpillar 938M Loader

Caterpillar loader ravages Mercedes factory

In what seems the ultimate act of betrayal on a former workplace, a former Mercedes factory worker reportedly maintained his rage for several years after being terminated from his employment. Shortly...

Violence against women

FMG moves to prevent violence against women

FMG has gained a leading accreditation that aims to drive social change in the prevention of violence against women. Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) recently completed the White Ribbon Australia...

A BHP work Christmas party had disastrous outcomes for employees after one punched a supervisor

BHP work Christmas party that went horribly wrong

A recent case of the Fair Work Commission involving two BHP workers reportedly punching a ‘noticeably drunk’ supervisor in the face at the Moranbah Bowls Club has highlighted the...

FIFO worker murder

FIFO Worker accused of murder named

UPDATED: A FIFO worker accused of murdering his colleague at a Western Australian mine has been remanded in custody to appear in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on November 27. Troy Adam Hausler...

a murder at a mine site has sent Pilbara Minerals into a trading halt

Police charge FIFO worker over murder at mine site

Western Australian Police have charged a FIFO worker at a Western Australian mine associated with the murder of another man at a mine site. Western Australia Police confirmed this morning that...

Fight at mine site

Fight at West Australian mine ends in death

A fight at a Western Australian Lithium mine following a pre-start meeting has ended in a one worker dead and another in Police custody. Homicide Police have commenced an investigation into the...

Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence Released

A guide on how to prevent and respond to violence in the workplace has been released by SafeWork SA. The guide Preventing and Responding to Work-Related Violence (PDF 247 kb) has...