Delivery drivers who transport takeout food to restaurant customers must have direct contact with the public as part of the job. While this is a necessary component of being a delivery driver, it also increases the risk of becoming a victim of violence. In fact, crime and violence in the workplace are some of the primary causes of job-related deaths. According to OSHA, about 1.7 million people are victims of workplace violence each year in the United States.
Delivery drivers may face physical violence, harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, theft, armed robbery, assault and homicide while on the job. As a delivery driver, it’s important to take the following steps to protect yourself against these risks:
By taking precautions, you can help minimize the risk of being a victim of violence while making deliveries.
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