How serious is violence in the workplace? Here are the sobering facts: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that homicide, due to workplace violence, is the leading cause of death for women in the workplace and the second leading cause of death for men. Further, current data suggest that 2,500 workers per 100,000 have been physically attacked on the job. Whether it’s a bank, a shopping mall, a manufacturing facility, a computer firm, or a brokerage house, it seems that no workplace setting is completely immune from this potential threat to employee safety.