Workplace Violence

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Feb 26, 2019
Teachers Union Report Warns Of 'Crisis' From Disruptive Student Behavior

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-disruptive-student-behavior-schools-teachers-union-reports/

A new report from the Oregon Education Association comes from outreach to 2,000 teachers over nearly a year, aiming to press the case to lawmakers that addressing childhood trauma — and its dramatic effects on public school classrooms — should be a top priority for additional investment and policy changes. This article includes a link to the OEA document.

Source: OPB

Feb 26, 2019
OSH Answers Fact Sheets: Violence in the Workplace - Warning Signs

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/violence_warning_signs.html

Most people think of violence as a physical assault. However, workplace violence is a much broader problem. It is any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated or assaulted in his or her employment. This easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupatonal Health and Safety addresses warning signs related to workplace violence.

Source: CCOHS

Jan 22, 2019
SASH (School Action for Safety and Health): Preventing injuries from student behaviors

http://lohp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SASH_Factsheet_2017_v4.pdf

Tip Sheet for preventing injuries from student behaviors provided by LOHP.

Source: LOHP

Nov 26, 2018
“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior

https://viewpoint.libertymutualgroup.com/article/no-harm-healthcare-workers-aggressive-patient-behavior/?extcmp=social_twitter_nov18

While 20% of all workplace injuries happen to healthcare professionals, healthcare workers suffer 50% of assaults. Of assaults on healthcare workers, 80% of violent incidents resulted from interacting with a patient.

Source: Liberty Mutual

Aug 13, 2018
Workplace Safety Initiative - Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit

https://www.oahhs.org/safety

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) convened the Workplace Safety Initiative (WSI) to address workplace violence faced by healthcare workers. The WPV pilot project with these pilot hospitals directly informed the materials in this comprehensive toolkit.

Source: OAHHS

Jan 16, 2017
Domestic Violence Victim Services

https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ABUSE/DOMESTIC/Pages/index.aspx

Domestic violence is threatening, abusive, or violent behavior in the home between adults. Learn about support services in Oregon.

Source: Oregon DHS

Jan 16, 2017
New Study Examines the Role of Intimate Partner Violence in Workplace Homicides Among U.S. Women

https://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/updates/upd-05-03-12.html

Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University (WVU-ICRC) have found that intimate partner violence resulted in 142 homicides among women at work in the U.S. from 2003 to 2008, a figure which represents 22% of the 648 workplace homicides among women during the period.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 16, 2017
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health-Care and Social-Service Workers

http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf

These guidelines address only the violence inflicted by patients or clients against staff. However, OSHA suggests that workplace violence policies indicate a zero-tolerance for all forms of violence from all sources.

Source: OSHA

Jan 16, 2017
Oregon OSHA Violence Prevention Program online course

http://osha.oregon.gov/edu/courses/Pages/violence-prevention-program-online-course.aspx

During this course you will learn about methods to recognize, evaluate and respond to risk factors related to workplace violence.

Source: Oregon OSHA