Exposure to occupational violence and abuse in Taxi Drivers
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Noelle Dromgole and Margaret Hodgins (2011) 'Exposure to occupational violence and abuse in Taxi Drivers'. National Institute of Health Sciences.
While physical violence has been recognised as a health risk for workers some time, the existence and health impact of psychological violence is emerging as a priority concern in the workplace. Although rates of non-fatal injury have fallen in Ireland in recent years, incidents triggered by violence and aggression featured more prominently in 2009, accounting for 3% of incidents, compared to less than 1% in previous years (HSA, 2010). Stress, compromised psychological well-being and post-traumatic stress have been reported as negative outcomes of violence in work, although research evidence on the topic is limited.