ACC - Violence against women has been in the headlines lately.  Federal agencies were recently ordered to implement policies to assist their employees who are victims of domestic violence. 
Also last month, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University published a paper entitled “Workplace Homicides Among U.S. Women: The Role of Intimate Partner Violence” in the Annals of Epidemiology
The study found that from 2003 to 2008, 648 women were murdered in the workplace.  And, workplace homicides against women are on the rise – in 2010 they were up 13% (even though workplace homicides have generally been declining).