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“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior
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
Workplace Safety Initiative - Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit
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.
Domestic Violence Victim Services
Domestic violence is threatening, abusive, or violent behavior in the home between adults. Learn about support services in Oregon.
Source: Oregon DHS
New Study Examines the Role of Intimate Partner Violence in Workplace Homicides Among U.S. Women
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.
School Violence Prevention
School Violence Prevention
Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health-Care and Social-Service Workers
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.
Oregon OSHA Violence Prevention Program online course
During this course you will learn about methods to recognize, evaluate and respond to risk factors related to workplace violence.
Source: Oregon OSHA
WorkSafe BC: Bullying and Harassmen
Workplace bullying and harassment can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating or humiliating behaviours. If workplace bullying and harassment is not addressed, it can lead to lost productivity, anxiety, and sometimes even suicidal thoughts or actions.
Source: WorkSafe BC
Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector Broadening our view - responding together
The 5th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector was held on October 26-28, 2016. View the full conference proceedings at this site.
Source: OUD Consultancy
Online Training Helps Protect Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses online training course incorporates lesson text, videos depicting actual workplace violence incidents, and testimonials from nurses.