Dana Loomis, PhD; Stephen W. Marshall, PhD; Susanne H. Wolf, RN,MPH; Carol W. Runyan, PhD; John D. Butts, MD
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The authors urge regulators to base policy on statistical evidence and not on intuition. "Common sense" strategies, particularly those designed for robbery prevention, may be surprisingly ineffective at preventing workplace homicides.
The study considered homicides in a broad range of businesses, including the taxicab industry. The lead author confirmed in an email exchange that of the 105 occupational fatalities reviewed in the study, nine were taxicab driver homicides.
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