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A new book on violence in the workplace looks at its causes and innovative strategies to prevent it – and features a chapter written by Anthony Pizzino, director of CUPE’s health and safety branch.

The book, entitled Violence at Work: causes, patterns and prevention, reviews the experience in Canada, Britain, the US and Australia. Written by academics, psychologists and other experts, the book studies the risk factors that impact violence, how women and men are affected differently and how employers are dealing with violence. It also reviews bargaining, legislative and other strategies to end workplace violence.

Pizzino’s chapter examines the Canadian experience in dealing with violence. Building on CUPE’s pioneer work in this area, he stresses the importance of meaningful worker participation in preventing violence.

The book, which costs US$45, can be ordered through International Specialized Book Services by phoning 1-800-944-6190 or by visiting isbs.com.