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Workplace Violence Toolkit

Statistics on Workplace Violence in Newfoundland and Labrador

These sources provide a quantitative snapshot of violence and safety in the health care workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Workplace Bullying: the Silent Epidemic

Eastern Health

Presentation highlights: 81% of bullies are in supervisory roles; 58% of bullies are female (Namie, 2003); 84% of bullied employees are female; Only 13% of bullies are ever punished or terminated; 71% of bullies outrank their targets.

Nurses Report High Rate of Abuse at Work

Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador

June 25, 2011. The Telegram 

Survey data from the NL nurses’ union found that 87% of members have experienced some form of violence or abuse in the workplace, ranging from verbal, physical, sexual or other types of intimidation to bullying.

Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace NL statistics

Includes a downloadable file of statistics on workplace violence in health care which concludes “Nursing staff make up 58.8% of those impacted by assaults and violent acts.”

Health Care & Social Service Industry Facts 2017

Workplace NL FACTS (statistics)

A PDF download of Health Care & Social Services Industry facts pertaining to lost-time injuries, costs, and injury types.