Workplace Violence

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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Sep 30, 2019
The Threat of Violence Remains All Too Real for Fast-Food Workers

This article summarizes findings shared by the nonprofit National Employment Law Project, in a report released earlier this year titled “Behind the Arches: How McDonald’s Fails to Protect Workers From Workplace Violence.

Source: Grub Street

Jul 17, 2019
Workplace Aggression: Tips for Education and Schools

In response to our 2019 Spring Symposium, we determined a need to consolidate and curate resources addressing workplace aggression that might be specific to and most useful for those working in education and schools. While this page doesn't completely capture everything available on the topic, it does provide important basic resources.

Source: OccHealthSci

Jun 26, 2019
Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Toolkit for School Boards

Based on these consultation efforts, PSHSA has developed a Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Toolkit for the Education Sector (School Boards). This resource was created to protect education workers from workplace violence, prevent injuries and consequences resulting from acts of violence, and meet legal responsibilities for ensuring healthy and safe workplaces.


Jun 26, 2019
Bullying, harassment greatest workplace hazard of our generation

This article addresses the rise and impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace, and the importance of safety professionals involvement in establishing prevention programs and practices.

Source: The Safety Standard

Jun 26, 2019
Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression June 7, 2019

This full-day symposium on "Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence" occurred on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM as sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.

Source: OccHealthSci

Apr 09, 2019
CPI's Top Ten De-Escalation Tips

In this post, you’ll find links to each of these tips in case you’d like to bookmark them for future reference. Each post discusses an individual de-escalation tip, shares relevant Crisis Prevention Institute resources that can deepen your understanding of the tip, and includes a handy visual aid that you can feel free to share.

Source: CPI

Apr 08, 2019
The Joint Commission Quick Safety" De - escalation in health care

The purpose of this Quick Safety is to present some de-escalation models1 and interventions for managing aggressive and agitated patients in the ED and inpatient settings. There are many different de-escalation techniques; this Quick Safety is intended to guide health care professionals to resources for more information and training.

Source: Joint Commission

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

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

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

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

Source: LOHP