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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
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.
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.
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
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.
SASH (School Action for Safety and Health): Preventing injuries from student behaviors
Tip Sheet for preventing injuries from student behaviors provided by LOHP.
“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.
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.