work·​place | \ ˈwərk-ˌplās How to pronounce workplace (audio) \

Definition of workplace

: a place (such as a shop or factory) where work is done

Examples of workplace in a Sentence

Foul language will not be tolerated in the workplace.
Recent Examples on the Web And those of us who can't stay home are largely following the safest protocols for how to act in the workplace. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "America's response to the coronavirus is the most American thing ever," 19 May 2020 Businesses that plan to reopen must adopt safety measures, such as COVID-19 training for workers that includes infection-control practices in the workplace and properly using personal protective equipment (PPE). Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump says he was "surprised" that Barr doesn't expect investigations into Obama, Biden," 18 May 2020 Should my employer be paying for masks if they are required to be worn in the workplace? oregonlive, "Anna Canzano: Workplace safety and hygiene amid COVID19," 18 May 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines advise employers to inform employees about possible exposure to the coronavirus in the workplace. Ava Kofman, ProPublica, "Substitute Pharmacists Warn Their Co-Workers: We’ll Probably Bring the Virus to You," 18 May 2020 Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has long promoted a platform of elevating women in the workplace. Motoko Rich, New York Times, "Stuck at Home, Men in Japan Learn to Help. Will It Last?," 16 May 2020 But communication between employers and employees around spread of the disease in the workplace is a point of emerging tension. al, "Do I have the right to know if my coworker tests positive for coronavirus?," 15 May 2020 Though depression is already the number one cause of disability worldwide, this is the first time many employers and managers are thinking and openly talking about mental health in the workplace. Jessica Gold, Time, "Could COVID-19 Finally Destigmatize Mental Illness?," 13 May 2020 Other companies have been rolling out smartphone apps to enable contact tracing in the workplace. Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Buzzing bracelets could become a workplace accessory in the coronavirus era," 13 May 2020

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of workplace was in 1708

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23 May 2020

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“Workplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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: the office, factory, etc., where people work

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