Personal safety is a concern for many women in the workplace. Women sometimes find themselves in situations which can be frightening, threatening, and potentially dangerous or violent. This information is provided as an educational tool to promote and advance workplace safety for women. Although designed with concerns of women in mind, this information applies to all workers.
No matter where you work, or what type of work you do, you can reduce the risk of violence in the workplace by increasing personal awareness and planning responses to threatening situations. Employers can introduce some basic home safety devices and train staff in safety awareness, and business owners can work together to set up safety programs.
* Thanks to the Government of British Columbia and the Committee on Women's Issues for providing the information in this document.