The ultimate impact of workplace violence can range from psychological issues to physical injuries and even death. The ultimate impact of workplace violence can range from psychological issues to physical injuries and even death. (Photo: Monkey Business Images/Adobe Stock)

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), homicide is currently the third leading cause of occupational death in this country. OSHA has long been concerned with workplace violence as a leading threat to worker safety and has dedicated a portion of its website to this topic for the past several years.

In November 2022, the City of Chesapeake, Virginia issued “A Declaration of Emergency in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia: Response to the Mass Casualty Shooting Incident at Walmart, 1521 Sams Circle” concerning the occupational murders of six Walmart employees. All six were horrifically shot dead while at work on the overnight shift on November 22, 2022, in front of other surviving workers.

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