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.
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.
Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence
This book provides information on how clinical care approaches and interventions can prevent or minimize the risk of worker injury when caring for people with dementia.
Source: Worksafe BC
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.
Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Understanding the Challenge
Healthcare workers are at an increased risk for workplace violence. From 2002 to 2013, incidents of serious workplace violence (those requiring days off for the injured worker to recuperate) were four times more common in healthcare than in private industry on average.